While on vacation in Florida, I took along the GFG star quilt. I got a bit done and then I continued sewing it when I got home – – – I wanted to finish the star part. And here it is! The hexagons are 1.5″ – so much larger than I usually sew. The star almost fills up the top of a queen sized mattress, which is a happy accident.
Now, the “what next?”. Obviously I want the star to be the center of the quilt. I was also thinking that other hexagon configurations would be in stripes above and below the star. But – what to fill in around the star? This picture below is hard to understand, but I got some (Christmas) flowers and placed them around the shape. They may work but it’s so hard to tell that I think I will have to get some graph paper out and do some drawing. Another issue is that I don’t have much of the background red, white and blue print and it’s a very old design. I’d like to sew another row of it around the whole design and then switch fabrics… I will have to do some quilt math and see if I have enough – I think I counted 54 hexes. I thought (;-D) I would do some fabric shopping this weekend to see if I can find anything that works well. In looking at this photo, I have another thought – the hexagon designs around the star need to be lighter (or perhaps the same repeat of colors?) so they don’t grab attention from the star.
This is a vacation, take along project, but I need to figure out what I am sewing next so that I can pick and cut fabrics to put in the baggie. Then it will go away until the next trip – I’m planning a where-to-move-next trip.