Is it really Monday again? I did not complete any new stars this week. But, I did get a pile of pieces basted and ready, and that’s totally progress when you’re talking about English paper piecing.
I am trying to be more disciplined than usual with this quilt. Normally I would choose a few fabrics at a time, baste a few pieces, make one star, then repeat. But this time I want to get most if not all of my fabrics selected first, and mostly cut out and basted, so there’s no unhappy surprises at the end. It’s a small quilt, so there’s less room to hide something that doesn’t work out as envisioned. And less room for all the pretty stuff I want to fit in. So I’m making sure it’s right before I sew it all together. One thing I love about English paper piecing is that it’s so easy to play around with the basted shapes and see exactly what the finished piece will look like before you commit! I’m bringing in some tan fabrics to give the pretty colors space to breathe, and the deep marine blue to ground all that sweet bright color.
Linking up again to Monday Morning Star Count over at Life Under Quilts!