Charming Stars are a lot like potato chips. You can’t have just one. Or four. Or eight. Remember this lovely stack of fabric squares cut from shirts?
As you may recall, I’m combining the Shirt Challenge with the Charming Stars Sew-a-Long. The shirt challenge calls for a quilt made of only six shirts, plus one other fabric to tie everything together. We can also add fabric for binding and backing. I’ve had a pile of shirts that I’d been wanting to use, and when I saw that Sheila was combining the two projects, I immediately knew that that was what I wanted to do, too. The plan for the Charming Stars is to make 4 stars per month, beginning in September. Well, September didn’t quite go as planned for me, but I did manage to get the shirts deconstructed. Last week, with October drawing to a close, I decided that I need to get busy and make stars. But I couldn’t stop once I started!
I made all 16 of the stars! I don’t have a design wall, and these stars even pushed my ‘design floor’ to the max. In my next life, I’ll have a huge sewing studio with an enormous design wall. A girl can dream, can’t she? Anyway, I’ve seen a couple of people planning to put their stars together like this, without the neutral sashing. Hmmmm…shat do you think? I agree – the sashing is needed. Back soon with the completed top!