Scrappy Triangle Stars
56.5 x 75
Last year I made one triangle star each month from little bits and pieces of scraps. I used a paper template and cut each triangle piece of the star individually by hand. Each block was made in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. For the backgrounds I used chunk scraps in solids or tone on tones.
I used different colors of hand quilting thread. I hand quilted 1/4 inch inside each triangle in hand quilting thread the color of the star.
You can't see it very well but I quilted stars in different sizes in the background areas. I used simple star templates and traced around them with a hera marker. Again I used hand quilting thread in the color of the background to quilt the stars.
I used a low volume print I had on hand for the backing so all of the hand quilting in the various colors shows up on the back. I like to use Hobbs Heirloom cotton batting when I hand quilt and since this was a smaller quilt I pieced my batting. I didn't have any problems hand quilting with pieced batting.
I couldn't think of what to use for binding that would look good on the front. I finally decided to try facing a quilt. This was my first time trying it and I'm glad I did.
This one is for me.
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and use those scraps because