Class Prep and a Question
There's this quilt I've wanted to make since I saw it in Fons and Porter's magazine in 2009.
Granny's Stars by Nancy Mahoney
Fast forward to 2017 and it so happens that Nancy Mahoney is teaching this very class at Tennessee Quilts Fest in Johnson City in July! I figured if I was EVER going to make this quilt, this would be the time to start so I registered for the class before I could change my mind.
I had cut all the background pieces in February and finally this past week I started cutting the batiks.
I gave up on making decisions and just started cutting. Little star points, big star points, on-point squares, and 9-patches. I had piles of batik remnants all over the studio. I had to carefully label everything because there's not much difference between a 2-1/2" square and a 2-5/8" square! Lots of little bits and, while not totally scrappy, every star will be different (except for the center square).
|Granny's Star mockup|
Now, changing the subject, I have a question for my Dear Readers -- and it's kinda scrappy-related. I have about 16 partial 9-patch blocks.
Should I make totally scrappy 9Ps with the bits I have? How about taking a square off each to make 4Ps - some would be coordinated and some scrappy (or all scrappy). Or string them together in long strips and use them as an inner border on a quilt I'm making with the 25 complete 9-patches?
What would you do?
It's time to take a look at other scrappy projects at Oh Scrap.