The Plan: Make a table runner.
I started by selecting a pile of fabrics including mostly Chicopee and Madrona Road. Then I made this star block (which is huge at 18in square!)
Next I made this:
I put the 3 blocks together in a row and it just didn't work - this last star is significantly smaller and since I had run out of the background fabric, I used a similar but different color which did not coordinate well.
I really liked the center of this block (I can do a tutorial if anyone is interested?) so I made a few more of the centers.
And another wonky star.
I still wasn't liking any combination of the blocks so I made some slightly wonky flying geese and came up with this.
I then considered abandoning the table runner idea and making a quilt.
Maybe - but since I still wanted to make the table runner, I put aside the 3 original blocks and quilted the runner.
I wrote this post two weeks ago and I'll be writing part two soon but for now here is a peek.
I'm sure I'm not the only one to go through this process, right???