I had a pattern from Miss Rosies Quilt Co. called Bounce that uses scrappy stars so I modified this from a twin to a single bed quilt and so far so good. I've gone from tiny squares to pieced stars. Last week I trimmed them off centre to make them "Bounce" as per the pattern and sewed all 28 of them into a 4 x 7 layout.
Now I'm working on the borders. I'd like this to end up somewhere around the 58 x 78" for a single bed so I'm adding a scrappy border per the pattern and a nice wide solid border on the outside. The scrappy border is made from the leftovers from the 28 stars +4 more layer cakes cut into strips and BGF strips.
It’s a lot of cutting and piecing but oh so pretty! You can see a small part of the stencil I'm hoping to use to quilt this when the top is finished. I'll be practicing this pattern before I touch this baby with my Free motion hopping foot!
The border is coming together slowly but I'm really happy with the result. It's very hard to be random. I've heard of a tip of putting all the pieces into a bag and using whatever is pulled out. I may have to try that!
Ruth, thank you so very much for giving us a peek in your sewing room!