Feathered Star Quilt

I had my day all planned….. I would sit by the window hand-quilting Amy’s quilt, sipping tea and listening to my new audiobook that I downloaded. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? Well, Bruin had other plans for the quilt!  So I thought it was best to let sleeping kitties sleep! What else could I do?

I decided that I would dig out my Challenge blocks from a few years ago.  These blocks have been calling my name for a while and I cannot resist them any longer!  There are nine blocks in total and they are 18″ square.  My thought at the time was just to make the blocks and then see if they speak to me!!  (Believe it or not, some of my best conversations are between my quilts and I!!)  I sat and stared at them for a bit (while I sipped my tea!) and I have actually come up with a plan!!

I noticed that the yellow points of the stars do not show up like I thought they would.  My first thought was to  rip them out and replace them with blue points.  You know, I just didn’t see that happening!  My next thought was to applique a circle on to each of the yellow points.  So after auditioning a dark, medium and light pink circle, I decided I liked the subtleness of the light pink circles.  I am using Karen Kay Buckley’s “Perfect Circles”.

So I started to cut out 72 (yikes!) pink circles and I am now in the process of stitching them on to each yellow diamond.  So far I love it!

The next step will be to stitch the blocks together in three rows of three.

Once that is done, I will applique something pretty in the white spaces between the Feathered Stars.  And then, of course, it will need an appliqued border which I have percolating in my head!  And I do picture a scalloped outer border  with a stripey binding!!

But for now, I am appliqueing 72 (yikes!)  little circles!!

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