Thursday, 11 July 2019

the magic of gingham

Taking a little break from sewing heaps of HST's this week. I decided that every now & then I would backtrack and go through my little pile of WiPs to see if I could change or add something extra . . . anything really that rekindles my interest enough to get the quilt back on track and closer to being finished.






I began my hexistar quilt in November 2016, see here for earlier details. After setting this aside for quite some time, I'm back working on it again.
The stars I had made were entirely from stash, which feels good but also meant I used fabrics I might not have otherwise used. I've decided now, I'm still going to use scrap fabrics, going for a mix and don't match look but with the occasional designer treat thrown in.


To move this forward a bit I decided to make a-star-a-day,
and I'm getting better and quicker at piecing these.



However, after leaving this for so long, I've now changed my mind about the setting triangles, does this happen to you too? I'm going to jazz it up a bit with some red gingham magic.







I'm miles away from my original vision for this quilt,
and I'm not sure yet about the setting, but it's fun trying out ideas.
Done for today
- show you more soon

15 comments:

  1. Love your stars, so much scrappy fun. I like the red gingham, seems to tie everything together.

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  2. Red gingham always adds a bit of old fashioned charm to any quilt. I love where this one is going.

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  3. I like the red gingham, too. It really does add some pizzazz. And yes, I change my mind along the way all the time. Sometimes I change ideas before I get started. It adds to the fun!

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  4. Nice to make time to revisit some long forgotten fabric friends

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  5. I love gingham in quilts too! And making the quilt to your own taste is mandatory in my book!

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  6. yup!!! You got it...red gingham is perfect

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  7. What a perfect idea for these stars. It add extra interest and makes the stars look vintage-like. A perfect accent to using pieces from your stash (even the not so pretty ones.) It's going to be wonderful.

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  8. It is good to play with ideas -- I love gingham and the way it perks things up. Have fun and enjoy the star a day approach.

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  9. I think the red gingham balances the delicate florals.
    Yes, I change my mind often, that's part of the adventure of designing/making!

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  10. What fun to use gingham. It adds such a lively touch to your stars.

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  11. Grat thiking! Love the red gingham! I change my mind more often than I like... but it almost always is an improvement in the end!

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  12. Great thinking, was what I wanted to say. Some letters on my keeboard are worn!

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  13. The gingham looks wonderful! I think it gives the stars a 30's scrappy look. Very inspiring. Happy Stitching!

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  14. I'm liking the first photo on the red gingham for the preferred setting. Also what is the magenta fan print fabric with the floral liberty in your second photo?

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  15. Gingham for the win! I meant to buy some gingham in my last fabric purchase. You have shown me how versatile it can be :)

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