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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. AnnieO says:

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

  4. allisonreidnem says:

    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 ☺

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Sandi says:

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

  8. 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!

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!!

  15. Diane says:

    I like block to block.

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

  17. Val W says:

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

  18. 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?

  19. 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.

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