Since this is the dark blue month for the rainbow scrap challenge, I decided that it was time to put together the galaxy stars quilt top, which I've been making to use up some dark blue half yards that I bought to test out another pattern. I never use dark blues, so they were just going to sit around here, doing nothing. Instead, they've become this little quilt:
Oh, gosh, that turned out better than I thought it would! It's been quite cloudy, so the pictures are a little dark, but that's letting all the colors of the stars shine through.
The pattern for this star is HERE, but I made mine larger, 8 inches finished instead of 6 inches. They were super-easy to make, and I used all scraps in the color of the month to make the stars. I tried to mix up all the backgrounds as much as possible each month, and I didn't have a set number of stars that I was aiming for. This made the quilt a pretty relaxed project for me.
I put the stars up on the wall and played with the layout and the distribution of colors for a couple of days, which was fun. I didn't want to put them in a plain straight set, so I moved them around a bunch until I liked it, then filled in with leftover blue squares. I laid this out in rows, but pieced it in columns, adding a piece to the tops and bottoms of the columns to make the stars off set. This made them look much more scattered, which was exactly what I was going for.
So there's one more scrap project down! I'm really pleased with it. I didn't put any borders on this top, but I still might. I have just enough for a small border to go all the way around, and enough scraps for a binding.
Hope everyone is having a nice, dry weekend and you all have something fun planned. I have to go to my daughter's house and alter a bridesmaid's dress. Wish me luck!
PS-- There's still time to enter to win a blogger bundle from Bernie! Check out THIS POST for details.
Sharing at soscrappy for RSC18.