steph's first star
it’s funny how much you learn about your friends through their fabric stash. this whole time I thought  steph and I had similar tastes. that is until I opened my july pollen8 package. I like prints. I like solids. batiks? not so much. she kept telling us how much she liked western and my dear friend was not lying.  don’t worry, I still love you steph. 

I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure what to do with these.  I mean, I got she wanted stars, but I wasn’t really sure how to put them together.  I just let the fabric sit on my desk, waiting for inspiration to strike. eventually I got over my hangups and made four blocks. I could have easily kept going, I love making stars. apparently, in my mind, batiks and paper piecing go together. Ijust hope these fit into steph’s ‘contemporary western’ style. 

double star

four patch star

quickie star

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  • Virginia August 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I really like the swirly fabric in the last block. On anything else it would be too much, but I think you did a fantastic job with it.

  • Siga August 17, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Will it all go into one quilt? It looks great!

  • Jeanne B. August 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Oooh. I do happen to love batiks, being a fiber dyer myself, and I have a predilection for all things Western/Cowboy/Santa Fe. I’m a Bohemian Hippie Cowgirl at heart, lol. My favorites are the second one with the mostly blue and red motif–very much a modern take on Western–and the last one that is all red. Very cool!

  • Seanna Lea August 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    These are lovely. I think my favorite is the extra spiky star (the first block). I love how sharp that yellow is against all of the other colors.