A flimsy at last…here is the top I’ve decided to call Stars Over Wisconsin. I’ve been referring to it as my
Wisconsin stars quilt project, but I think it is really a variation of an Ohio Star block, hence the name change. The kit was purchased during a trip to for a family funeral. The design is by Bits ‘N Pieces and called Chocolate Covered Cherries. It remained in my UFO heap for more than a year before I finally pulled it out and fell in love with it again. I found some red Moda in my stash that will work for a backing, so this project is both the completion of a UFO and a stash buster! Wisconsin
Here is what is on my design wall today…420 half square triangles acquired in a triangle exchange at a local quilt shop in 2010. Unfortunately, the shop was open for less than a year. It made me very sad to see it close. All of the HSTs were made from a collection called Autumn Harvest. I bought fabric for the border while she still had it on hand and I've been wanting to see what I could come up with.
I fell in love with the quilt on the cover of this book by Edyta Sitar and that is the layout I playing with on the wall. I will be very unhappy if I forget and turn on the ceiling fan. There are other patterns in the book that would be easier, but this one uses the majority of the HSTs. If I go with it, I will have a lot of seams to match and I will have to deal with some bias edges.
Judy’s site Patchwork Times has links to lots of other design walls. Check it out!