Stars From My Scrap Bins

My last procrastination to avoid my canal project was a scrappy stars quilt. The canal project is onto its next phase, so I can stop making excuses now. Meanwhile, I have yet another top to quilt. I don’t think I thought my diversion through to its logical end.

As I’ve done before, I pulled out my scrap strips bins to create lots of strip squares, which I then cut into two triangles. Many of the light colored squares were made from scrap bags I bought at the Sew Batik sewing expo booth. I just don’t use light fabrics enough to have a good stockpile of light strips.

I paired the triangles in mostly light/dark combinations, with a few all light ones, and had fun creating stars with them. I was inspired by a quilt posted on Pinterest. It was made by Stash Lab Quilts, and is brighter than mine.

I had made a rough drawing of my layout, but found that getting the light triangles to flow together really drove the composition. I guess I know who or what is really in charge. That’s right, color and value.

I’m linking up to Nina-Marie’s Off The Wall Friday.

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Filed under In Process, Modern Quilting

8 responses to “Stars From My Scrap Bins

  1. I really like this, especially the way the light-colored areas are pieced and subtly variegated!

  2. I really like the way you have use value and color in this piece. Also, the direction of the strips is very effective. This is a good lesson in how darks with lights can still read as light and vice-versa. When you came to laying them out was it hard to stop… It seems to me the triangles could have been moved and turned and moves some more!

  3. Rosemaryflower

    very pretty. I have so many scraps and strips. I know you enjoyed putting this together. Harmonious look

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