I haven't participated in the last few Another Year of Schnibbles. I have had so many things I needed to finish, I couldn't justify taking the time to start a new project.
But, when it was announced that for this month we could choose any Schnibbles pattern we liked, I was ecstatic!
I have been wanting to make Center Stage for ages!
|Schnibbles Center Stage|
I've never made a Lone Star,
so I thought this would be a good start before tackling something bigger.
|My first challenge: no multiple charm packs on hand.|
Then I noticed this Dessert Roll sitting on my cutting table looking so pretty!
Dessert Rolls are 5" wide, so I could cut my own charms and have several of the same color and print.
|Why is it so hard to untie those bows and start using the fabric??|
|There are only 20 fabrics from a line in a dessert roll.|
Since they're 5" wide and the width of the fabric, you can do a lot of things with them.
I think they are my new best friends!
|After reading the pattern carefully, I realized I didn't have to cut charms, just the rectangles needed for the Lone Star. There was a lot less wasted fabric since I didn't have a left over piece from a 5" square.|
|The rectangles get sewn together in pairs and then trimmed into the angled pieces.|
The pattern was so well written I didn't feel nervous about making my first ever Lone Star.
It was pretty fun seeing it come together.
|I tested a couple of different backgrounds.|
I had a lot of this fabric, but was afraid it was a little too light.
|Her she is all quilted and bound.|
I was a little nervous about the set in seams and even considered splitting the corner squares to avoid them, but I took a deep breath and went for it. Thankfully it all went together beautifully.
|Difficult to see the feather quilting that winds around the star. |
The star is just continuous curves.
|The back is pretty too--an old Blackbird Designs fabric from Anna's Starry Night line.|