I started this one on a whim after seeing similar quilts in the blogosphere (forgive me for not recalling the specific site). When I saw this quilt I knew I HAD to make one! I used some fabrics I have been saving (read: hoarding), Amy Butler Love, some delicious Kate Spain in purple, a teal small print from Connecting Threads and a blue and white print called Modern Daisies. The background is a Kona gray.
The piecing went very quickly and I threw it on the Innova longarm right away with some extra wide backing (left over from My Life at Sea) no piecing needed! I quilted parallel lines in the background (can I tell you how incredibly difficult it is to keep those lines straight and parallel? The eye is immediately drawn to any error - there was some unpicking I won't lie). I am in the process of free motion quilting various designs in the blades of the star with 5 of 8 sections completed so far. I plan to use leftovers of the star fabrics to make a scrappy binding. It should finish at approx 68" square.
I will post pictures of the whole quilt once it is done. :)