Dancing Stars QAL Progress Report

AmysCreativeSide.comI’ve already admitted it to you all – I’m a QAL/BOM addict.  I love them.  I feel accomplished even when I don’t have a lot of time to actually accomplish much.  Another one I’m doing this year…which is sort of insane, even for me…but a fun insane is the Dancing Stars Quilt-Along with Amy Ellis.  The reason it’s insane for me is that it’s sort of small piece paper piecing.  A lot of people get scared when they hear the words paper piecing.  But paper piecing is not difficult – in fact, you get more accurate results typically when you paper piece.  I would say the only downside is that you tend to waste a bit of fabric…but other than that you can really do some cool blocks once you have it figured out.

Dancing Stars These are small blocks so they’re a great way to use up your scraps.  My scrappy stars are just six 2.5” squares in each color way.  Dancing StarsMy scrappy beige background just needs squares that are 4”x4”, 2.5” x 4” and 2.5” x 2.5”. Dancing Stars All the stars I have done so far are 6 of the same color in each color way but I do plan on some of the stars being even scrappier – using fabrics that are similar but maybe not quite the same.  Dancing StarsMy plan is to do scrappy beige backgrounds with contrasting colored stars.  Different than what the tutorial shows – but hey, when have ever tried to be normal? Dancing Starts Quilt Along

I know it doesn’t look like much but I have six stars done so far!  I’m not sure what my end goal is but I’ll figure it out.

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See how everyone’s progressing by visiting the flickr group.  You should join in the fun!  Amy gives you options as small as a table runner all the way up to a queen size quilt if you’re feeling ambitious!

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