Wow, what have I got myself into…. the pattern is from Laundry Basket Quilts call Stars Upon Stars.
I fell in love with this pattern. It reminds me so much of a beautiful tile floor. I just have to finish this.
To prepare, I’ve been watching LBQ videos on this. It’s interesting. I had no idea they produced videos and was thrilled to view them when I was preparing for this quilt. I consider myself an intermediate quilter and I kind of have this mindset that I can do it most of the time. When I saw how small the pieces were to this quilt, I did have my doubts. But at this time in my life when I’ve made so many “easy” quilts, I thought I was ready for this challenge and boy what a challenge it will be.
To start with, I ordered her templates (at this point they have not come yet). I also started pulling fabrics. It calls for a total of over 110 fat-eight’s. When I saw the amount of all these fabrics I thought it was going to cost me a small fortune. I LOVE the fabrics LBQ sells, but when I started adding up the cost I discovered it was going to cost well over $240 for a smallish size quilt. So, instead I started digging through my stash.
I’m not the type of person who goes out and buys a lot of fabrics just because I like them. I usually use up what I buy and I usually always finish a quilt that I start. So I didn’t think I had many scraps until I started to pull them out of every nook and cranny I could find. To. my surprise I have more than enough to make this quilt. Most of the fabrics were bought within the last few years so they still seemed fresh. There are a few that I found that were more than 20 years old, but since this is such a scrappy quilt, I thought why not.
Here is some of the fabrics I’ve pulled, but after this photo, I found a lot more. The pattern calls for fat eight’s, but I figure I can use a few fat quarters and yardage to create enough of what is needed. As you can see I might be spending the next month, just starching and ironing all of this. Oh well….