Since May I have been a member of a charity quilting bee called do. Good Stitches. do. Good Stitches was organized by Rachel at Stitched in Color and is a large charity quilting bee with many groups all over the world. My group is called Aspire and our quilts are donated to Enchanted Makeovers which uses the quilts in their makeovers of women’s and children’s shelters.
For October, our quilter requested that we make 16″ Triple Sawtooth Star blocks using purple, green, orange-red, orange, and golden yellow. So I headed to my scrap bin and pulled some fabrics. I just love this color combo. It’s so rich and warm.
When I cut out the pieces needed for each block, I realized that my purple pieces weren’t big enough so I had to pull a different purple.
First you make the inside star. These two blocks are an adorable 4″ each.
Then you use the 4″ star as the center of the 8″ star. I ended up having to go a bit scrappy and use multiple fabrics in the green and orange colorways. Rather than cut into a new fat quarter or half-yard cut of fabric, I was trying to use up the scraps that I had.
Then you use the 8″ star as the center of the 16″ star.
I’m loving orange right now in my quilting, but I really think I might like the green and purple star better here. I think I would like the yellow/orange star more if the yellow was a bit more vibrant. It seems overwhelmed by the orange. But I think once it is combined with 20 other blocks in the quilt, it will fit in quite nicely.
These are blocks I made in July for that month’s quilt. I didn’t have as many blue, aqua, turquoise solids as I thought I did, so I broke open the fat quarter pack of Cirrus solids that I had won last year. You can read about it here. They were wonderful to work with and were easy to cut and sew without fraying. I definitely need to use the rest of the fat quarters in a project one day soon.
I find I have less time for sewing than I would like, so I’m glad to get some quilt blocks finished. I can’t wait to see these quilts finished.