DWMonday ~ Shenandoah Stars

Remember these?

I pieced these a couple years ago. And in the process, I got so sick of them I hadn’t touched them since! But I had hubby bring them out when he was here in December. I figured I would have to do something with them then! So I have started to play a bit.

These all came from one Fat Quarter bundle and while I do like the fabrics, I’m finding them a bit boring altogether.  I thought off setting them might help.

Or maybe I will just go block to block as originally planned. Sigh….I really have fallen out of love with these. But it’s time to get this top done. 

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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19 Responses to DWMonday ~ Shenandoah Stars

  1. I love the star blocks. Maybe if you border them and add cornerstones it would let each star ‘tell their own story’. Love the colors.

  2. These are quite beautiful. I agree with Peggy, what if you put a cream 1.5/2.0 inch strip around each star so each one stands out on its own?

  3. Val W says:

    Maybe sashing would perk them up. Some color that doesn’t blend into the backgrounds of the stars could be interesting.

  4. My most favorite pattern ever! These stars are beautiful!

  5. Diane says:

    I like block to block.

  6. Sandra B says:

    Katy, I love these blocks! Even though I like the block to block setting, I also think a narrow sashing with cornerstones would work well….but that is your decision…I know whatever you decide will be great!!

  7. I like block to block too or maybe you could insert a plain/unpieced block in between each star…space them out a bit?? Either way I’m sure you’ll come up with something great.

  8. BJ says:

    Beautiful individual blocks, but I agree with the many other comments here that suggest sashing and cornerstones to frame and highlight. It’s my new go-to technique as I work deeper and deeper into my stash. Now that you’re playing with them, I’m sure something great will strike you!

  9. Maybe group them in sets of 4and put sashing and cornerstones between the sections. I like them edge to edge better than the offset.

  10. ceciled05 says:

    A little bit ? Because with you “a little bit” is a big bit ! Ah ah !
    This will be a gorgeous quilt Katy ! 🙂

  11. anudge@att.net says:

    How about offsetting them something like this: http://www.judymartin.com/free-bom-2.cfm without taking them apart. Would make an interesting sashing solution.

    Otherwise I like the second setting. Whatever you decide I’m sure it will be lovely.



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  12. Some sashing might help. It would set each block apart and give the eye somewhere to rest. I know that whatever you do it will work and look great!

  13. Sandi says:

    I love this quilt and the fabrics. I look forward to see how you finish it. Hugs,

  14. piecefulwendy says:

    I agree with trying sashing and/or cornerstones. You could also put them on point and find a background fabric that might make them sing a bit more? Just a thought.

  15. Whatever you decide, I think you’ll end up with a lovely quilt. The stars are really pretty, but I know what you mean about a project hanging around so long you can’t get motivated to finish. You’ll be happy you persevered with this one though!

  16. I just tilted my tablet screen and think putting the blocks on point could make them more interesting if you need to be re-inspired ☺

  17. AnnieO says:

    Such pretty colors! I like the block to block setting.

  18. Julierose says:

    What about setting them in a “strippy” quilt fashion–one long row of vertical stars (using the ones that meld together) next to one of a plain fabric …that might be something to try..for the stars are beautiful…hugs, Julierose

  19. Kate says:

    Very pretty blocks. You could make them dancing stars if you used a navy background fabric. Looking forward to seeing how you decided to set them.

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