Hey friends! It’s been awhile since I posted about my epp project (now called Shooting Stars!) and I thought you might want to see how things are going.
Here are all of my completed stars:
I started this project as a way to use my vintage fabric collection and it didn’t really have a plan. I’ve since been trying to make it a little more cohesive and loosely sticking with reds, blues, pinks, greens and greys. These are my newest blocks:
I have a few more stars in the works and thought it would be fun to lay everything out together and see how it was looking. It still feels pretty random to me, but it’s a randomness that I’m willing to work with.
I mostly work on this in the evenings while my husband and I watch Lost (no spoilers please!! :)). I started this star during last night’s episode.
Here are two more in the works. I’m a little unsure about the darker grey with the red floral. I feel like it steals it’s joy a little bit (does that make any sense?!). I might try something lighter and see if I like it better.
I feel like this pile is a more accurate picture of how this project usually looks.
Linking up with hydeeann from splish splash stash for the November in hand epp link party!
Sarah Schraw says
Love it SO MUCH. It looks so vintage… except clean. 🙂 Keep it up I wouldn’t change a thing.
Thanks girl! 🙂 Your idea about using the fabric more than once really helped this move along!
All of the EPP stars are beautiful! They look like fairly nice size blocks. I am sure they will make up into a wonderful quilt.
Thanks Joanie! From point to point, each star is about 10 inches across, so it should come together pretty quickly. I decided I wanted to do something large for my first EPP so I wouldn’t get discouraged 🙂
I just love these little stars more and more each time i see them! Such a wonderful colour palette! I especially love the stars that are made with the striped fabrics, your fussy cut/fabric placement is fantastic!
Thank you so much! The stripes are my favorites as well! I wish I had more of it.
they are looking so fabulous! I like how you have them laid out together. golly, they look vibrant on that woodgrain. and i’m still in love with this being an upcycling project. brilliant!
i’m curious to see what you decide about your red and grey star. stealing joy makes sense, but sometimes contrast really brings out the joy, too.
thanks for linking up with In Hand again!
So glad I was able to link up in time! 🙂 It’s so fun to see what everyone else is working on. I just had an idea for the red and grey star this morning… so funny when inspiration just hits you in the face. I’m excited to see how it looks. I’m now at the point where I’ve used all of my vintage or 2nd hand fabrics so now I need to figure out what to do next. Hopefully I’ll have that figured out in time for next months linkup 🙂
This is looking great! I love the vintage fabrics.
Ana Maria says
Your stars are shooting, yes!
Love the way they go together!
Thanks for checking out my project! 🙂
Beautiful Shooting Stars, Michelle. Love them all. You are getting a great progress. watching Lost. Keep up the good work. Hugs from Brazil – Ivani
Thanks for the kind words from Brazil, Ivani!!
Hi Michelle! Love these stars!!!! Great colors and they look like they are coming together nicely. I watched lost forever and then never watched the last season! I think I will need a refresher before I can finish it, I was so into it when it started.
Thanks Paula! I know a lot of people who stopped watching at some point. We are totally obsessed now, so I’m a little nervous about why so many people didn’t finish it. BUT I decided to push through no matter what 🙂
I think you shouldn’t worry excessively about matching fabrics. Just pick two you like together. In the end there is a lot of colour and movement going on and it will all look great together. Your stitching looks wonderful! So neat and precise.
Thanks for the encouragement Janet! I think the amount of color scares me a bit 🙂 I’m don’t usually use this much and it’s stretching me.