I try to remember to cut up leftover pieces of fabrics into strips and 5" blocks. I also cut older fabrics that way. So I already had a basket full of 5" blocks. What could go wrong? Did I mention Sarah said she pieced a quilt from this pattern in 4 hours?
Sewing the 9-patch blocks was easy. Then I started on the star blocks. I had 4 star blocks completed when my son dropped in for a visit. I quickly laid out blocks to show him what I was doing. He said, "Mom, you don't see the stars." And he was right, you didn't. So I piled everything onto a tray; set it aside until another day and pieced an Insane block.
After I completed sewing a row of Nearly Insane, sewed the blocks for the center of my Pastor's Attic Quilt together and then marked the blue churn dash quilt, I got the tray out again. I decided I wasn't going to let this quilt defeat me!
I pulled darker fabrics to use in the star blocks and put it all together. I added a border because I thought it needed one to give my eyes a place to rest.
It took me two weeks but this was what I came up with.
My Scrappy Stars is larger than the ones Sarah made. The charity this flimsy will be donated to wants the quilts to be at least 60" x 80". I don't need to quilt it, he will become a knotted comforter. This quilt top will be an easy one to knot, the squares are evenly spaced.
To see the other patterns Sarah has to offer, check out these links - Exploding Stars, Speak to Me of Love and Super Nova.
In January I linked to DrEAMi after I started a new block for the RSC. DrEAMLi! is about starting new projects on the spur of the moment. She wasn't impressed that the new project I started in January on the spur of the moment was going to take me more than a year to finish. Maybe taking 2 weeks to make this spur of the moment project will be more satisfying to her.
Linking to - Fiber Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, Sew Some Love, My Quilt Infatuation, Finished Or Not Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, DrEAMi!