Scrap Happy Day’s coming up gave me a nudge to get the Irish Star stitched. So without further ado, here it is:
I knew it would be dark when I finished, so I took a photo half way through while the sun still shone to get closer to the actual colors.
I haven’t decided whether I’ll quilt it or not. It is large enough that guild will accept it as a top and either have a long armer quilt it or tie it at their monthly comforting-quilts sew days (when those happen again). Its destination is the HIV/AIDS “Strength for the Journey” camp, where each new camper is given a quilt. (And if the camp doesn’t happen this year, the quilt will keep till it does.)
I also haven’t decided what next. Either I’ll quilt some child quilts that are in waiting or start the ocean-themed quilt that has been brewing for quite a while.
Meanwhile, I used the leaders/enders for the final assembly of the top to start on another quilt-along, Star Kissed. Tutorials for both Irish Star and Star Kissed can be found on Deanna’s blog, Wedding Dress Blue (here).
These will become a one-block baby quilt, 36 x 36 someday. I tend to reject the pastel squares in scrappy projects, so they have been piling up. A baby quilt seems a good destination for them.
To see other Scrap Happy projects, see Kate,s blog around the 15th. I’ll be linking with Finished or Not Friday, another Scrap Happy, and Oh Scrap! Links will be added when available. ETA And then because I have more time these days, I found Midweek Makers and linked up.
History of Irish Star #2
Started a year ago