It's been slow stitching for the last several weeks, what with everything that's been going on around here, but this week I finally finished off this quilt top:
I call this quilt top Falling Stars, because the blocks look like stars to me, and when they're on point they kind of look like they're falling. Well, you can't always explain a quilt name, right? I love the colors in this top, and I also love the little shoo-fly blocks that are formed in the center of each block. Now I want to make a bunch of shoo-fly blocks and put them on point. There's another idea for the list!
I made this top to use up the last jelly roll in my stash, using THIS block from the Squared Away quilt project. I think it was perfect to make from that jelly roll. To me, the block really screamed to be put on point, so how could I refuse what the quilt wanted? The block was pretty smart, because the secondary patterns made by the blocks are really interesting.
This quilt top was pretty easy to put together, because the block is very simple, made mostly of half-square triangles. A *lot* of half-square triangles. There are 512 hsts in this top! All of those hsts were cut using the Easy Angle ruler, which is easy enough, but is a really unforgiving method for making hsts. It takes a bit of patience to make all of them, so I could only do a few blocks at a time before my eyes started crossing.
So, there's that top finished! This one is already boxed up and ready to send off to Diane the longarmer for quilting. I think it's asking for an allover quilting pattern, so I'm inclined to listen.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. We are jetting off for a small adventure, which may or may not involve some tiny people. Doesn't that sound like fun? Hope you have as much fun as we will!
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and crazymomquilts.