40 x 60
To be donated to Quilts Beyond Borders
(The crumby part of Sane, Crazy, Crumby)
Star blocks finish at 18 inches.
I made a pile of 6 inch crumb blocks a couple of years ago as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and haven't done anything with them since. I decided to use my little used TriRec ruler and make some Crumb Stars. So...I pulled out the purple blocks because I had a big chuck of purple fabric left over from some fabric gift bags I made for the granddaughters.
Earlier this year in April I made nine inch Crumb Stars for Block Lotto so I decided to try a larger version using those 6 inch ready made crumbs blocks and six inch purple star points.
I had a couple of similarly colored blue fabric to use for the background - one piece my daughter picked up from a yard sale and brought to me. I think the other was left over from a QOV. My daughter doesn't sew but for some reason she's always hunting for someone else's scraps and then she brings them to me and acts like she's done me a big favor. (She probably has but I don't let her know that).
I had a night sky looking sheet (or someone spilled bleach all over it) from the thrift store to use for the back of this quilt and the next donation quilt I make. I pieced batting by zigzagging scraps together. The binding was the last of a piece of fabric I had on top of one of my many piles so I grabbed it and used it up. (I think a piece went into the string bin). I quilted it in loops and stars on my plain Jane Janome.
I'm not sure I actually like the over-sized stars so I probably won't make anymore. But it was fun to give them a try. Somewhere in this world I'll bet there's a child who will think the over-sized stars are just right.
I wanted to make 5 quilts this quarter from orphan blocks, crumb blocks, etc for donation. This is the fourth one and goal #11 from my Q3 goal list for 2015 Finish Along with Adrianne of On the Windy Side.