I am not totally thrilled with this one. The diamonds are too big and I really want a white background. Also the majority of the scraps I have are a bit too narrow for this size block. I may continue later to make enough of these to use for a border; right now I am just not feelin' the scrappy luv for this one.
I recently visited Outside the Lines blog and saw a string quilt quilt she is working on in this post. I liked the center star and decided to find a pattern to try it out. I found a few patterns on the net, but ended up using a smaller one (4.5 inches finished) from my own book collection so I could use some of my 1.5-inch string scraps.
Again it takes four of these to make a finished 9-inch block:
I do like the white background.
I toned down the "scrappiness" by making each of the three stars around the center in the same fabric. I am making each 9-inch star block in different fabrics. All the blocks will have the same white background with a black fabric for the outer star and black for the four corners:
So far I have made three sets. It takes about 30 minutes to sew one set if you have all the pieces already cut.
It's not enough to make me toss the block, but I will pay more attention to the next set of colors.
All in all, I am having fun sewing these. So I will continue on until I get bored and then I will figure out exactly what to do with them.