The first step was to stack the 12" stars in three columns:
My thinking at this point was to then stack the 9" stars between these columns. I knew the lengths would differ but that's a small barrier to get over. Then it dawned on me that the 9" columns could function as outer borders instead, and likely be more effective that way.
After I'd sewn the blocks into their respective columns (
It boiled down to finding something appropriate to use for the sashing.
Now I had an almost-square flimsy. I really prefer rectangular quilts for wrapping up in or napping under so the next question was, which dimension to make bigger, width or height?
I went with width. It was a simple decision really. Another vertical sash on each end and then border strips would do the job.
|71" wide x 60" high
Now the challenge will be to come up with a back for this future quilt. I think I've about used up the biggest pieces of yardage in my stash from this era. If a good sale comes up in the near future I may take the easy way out and just buy what's required in something neutral.
Now, what next? ;- )