Do you ever get an idea in your head and then you just can't shake it until you've stitched it out of your system?
A few weeks ago I found a German pattern for some strangely pieced stars on their Sulky Website (under Tipps & Anleitungen, then the sub menu called Weihnachten and then the bottom pattern Quilt "Weihnachtliche Winter Welt") I couldn't read it, but I could get the general idea from the pictures. I also suspected they are put together in the same fashion as the Buggy Barn Crazy Stars which a few people have blogged about...so I had a faint idea how they might be pieced. Well Christmas was approaching which meant I couldn't explore the method any further and then I got sick with a fever and the idea just kept coming back, almost haunting me!! Just what did the German pictures mean? Would my interpretation of them work? Well finally last week I got to play with some scraps and work out how these stars would be put together...and that working on a larger scale would be easier than the 5" scraps I was playing with! So armed with 12 fat quarters (6 dark and 6 light) I started play. Here are 2 of the finished blocks...a bit wonky, but they were great fun to make. They finished larger than I thought so I will probably split them into 2 groups for 2 quilts...time will tell.