This project is not what I thought I'd be sharing today. But I got a wild hair on Friday, (inspired by Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life), and just had to go dig this UFO out and get back to work!
Way back in November of 2017, I won a giveaway of Island Batik scraps from Allison at Little Bunny Quilts. My winnings were about half of a jelly roll and a 1/4 yard of coordinating fabric from Island Batik's Northern Woods line.
There are some pretty pieces in this collection - here are a couple of my favorites!
Back then, I decided to cut the jelly roll strips into 10.5 inch lengths and started piecing them together like this -
I think this was pairs of strips sewn and laid out, but the top was never completely finished. After that it was put in a drawer, and even though I have pulled it out a couple of different times, with a few ideas about what to do next, I never actually did anything with it. In my post from back then, I wrote that it was about 33.5 x 50 - not big enough to be finished.
So, Friday I read Wendy's post about what she made with some Island Batik fabrics that she received from a giveaway. You can see her beautiful Batik Burst wall-hanging HERE. Her post inspired me to get out my Island Batik project and try something completely different! It has required some unsewing and resewing and cutting pieces into different shapes, but something is finally happening!
Making 6.5 inch blocks like this -
and like this - the brownish/greenish is the yardage that came in the package.
then playing around with them on the design wall, turned into this star.
It's a little wild, isn't it? Or maybe I will call it *interesting* lol!
After a little more rearranging, I sewed up the blocks and rows this way:
To add a border will require more unstitching of the rest of the strips I had previously sewn together, but I'm thinking something like this - using the lighter strips and a bit of blue for some cornerstones.
And then I'll use the leftover dark strips for the binding.
I'm not exactly sure why I could never make a decision on what to do with this fabric before now. Maybe (most likely) because these are just not my colors? It definitely has a fall feel to it, and a Southwestern vibe, too. I will truthfully admit that sometimes I love it, and sometimes I still don't feel inspired. But I am determined to finish this UFO, and get the fabric out of the drawer!
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