Saturday, August 10, 2013

Big Stars



I made four 12.5 inch red crumb blocks for last week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge and this week I made 2 more 12.5 inch crumb blocks for a total of 6 large crumb blocks.


The 6 large crumb blocks then turned into 24.5 inch stars.

I didn't think I had enough crumbs for those large star points. And it seemed ridiculous to cut up some reds only to sew them together again to look like I had red scraps galore. So I used up some smaller pieces of different reds for the star points.  And, I has a large piece of blue in my stash...

...so I used that for background and now I have a quilt top approximately 60x80 (believe it or not) that, when quilted, will be a donation to Quilts of Valor. 

To see what everyone else is doing with red scraps visit Scrap Happy Saturday at SoScrappy. 

And...believe it or not...I still have some red scraps left! 

13 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fantastic idea! All inspired by tiny bits...so cool!

Sheila said...

What a great quilt! Great idea.

Julierose said...

This is really lovely! I like that deep blue--it really sets off those stars so well,hugs, Julierose

katie z. said...

Good work! Quick, too!

The Quilting Elf said...

I love those stars and how you used crumbs for centers. Great QOV.
Kathy T. in Tampa

Julie in GA said...

What a great way to use those red scraps--I love it!!

Dasha said...

Cathy, I loved what you did with the scrappy blocks & now I love what you have done with them. They look great!

Angie said...

What a neat use of crumb blocks! Love the look of the big red stars against the blue.

Sarah said...

They look great. What a clever idea!

Cathy Tomm said...

So great. Love the extra big stars.

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt. Love how it came to be. Using up all the little bits is so satisfying.

Deb A said...

What a great quilt and so neat that you were able to use up so many tiny pieces to make such a pretty quilt.

pinsandneedles said...

Wow those are some big stars! Love the crumb piecing centers!