This quilt is going to be a gift for my mom (and my dad too!!) for their 35th wedding anniversary. Never mind that they just celebrated their 37th in May...they're patient. Well, between working full-time as a teacher, chasing after my two little ones, and other quilting projects getting in the way, this one has been a long time coming.
Oh, and one small little detail--I didn't know how to paper piece. I figured that out with the Nittany Lion pillow I made recently for my cousin, and realized that it's really not as hard as everyone makes it seem! Since that pattern had 7 sections, some with up to 15 pieces for fabric, it was pretty complicated. If I could get through that one, I should have no problem with the stars!
So, I finally got around to making my first block today, during my Bug's nap. Here are the colors I picked for the first one:
Purple is my mom's favorite color, and mine too, so I just love looking at all these delicious shades and variations while I'm working!
I am thrilled with how this one turned out!
Here's my Instagram photo...
I can't wait to make some more. Before nap was over, I printed out the templates for two more stars and started choosing some combinations of purples. I think this is going to end up being one of my favorite projects yet!