If you've just come here from the link party over at SoScrappy you might want to scroll down one post to see where this story begins. I'll wait here for you. :- )
With the Shoo-fly rows in place all I needed to achieve 80" length were two rows of 12" blocks. That's simple enough, I have a box overflowing with 12" Ohio Stars! But wait, I need to widen the flimsy too. If I want 12" blocks across the top and bottom I'll want 12" on either side as well (to avoid any fancy math or piecing). I can use 12" Ohio Stars up to a point but there's an 8" gap that will need to be filled. Hmm...
How about an 8" Sawtooth Star with 2" strips on either side? Simple, straightforward, and it maintains the star motif that predominates. There aren't many 8" blocks in the Parts Dept. and no appropriate stars so I made a couple.
I'm especially happy with the one with the heart. :- )
It looks square again at this point but it's really 60" wide and 56" long. All I had to do was to give the flimsy a quarter-turn and select the stars to make up one end border.
And then turn the whole thing upside down and do the other end!
Here's a pretty good shot of the finished flimsy.
This is the top I want to get quilted up and bound in time to be a part of the Scrap Quilt Challenge 5. I've never participated in that before but if ever a quilt qualified, this one will! I think there are less than a handful of prints that show up more than once in this top. Most of the stars were made as a direct result of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Several of my red stars for July have been put to use in this top! You can see wha the other RSC bloggers have been up to over at SoScrappy today.