A few days ago I was looking at the Siblings Together blog ( siblingstogetherquiltgroup.BlogSpot.co.uk ) and the packet of star blocks popped into my head.
It's such a worthy cause, why didn't I just stop procrastinating, get out the blocks and make a quilt?
As you can see, they are very varied, lots of white background, in one case it was a creamy coloured white which really stood out like a sore thumb when they were laid out on the carpet.
But, I had an idea of sashing with multi-coloured strips and set to. In two days I had created this quilt top:
A lot of the fabrics came from my scrap strings, but I also had to cut into lots of FQs for more variety. The outside border is Delhi Flowers by Amy Butler, a piece of lovely fabric I had been hoarding for ages.
I am really pleased with the quilt. This morning I sandwiched it, this afternoon I machine quilted the main part of the quilt but I am going to do some hand stitching round the stars and where there is still a lot of white showing.
One of the interesting things about the top is that the creamy white block is now not noticeable at all - magic!
Have a look at the Siblings Together blog - perhaps you will inspired to finish a UFO and donate a quilt.
I am feeling very enthusiastic about those star blocks now - perhaps it was worth waiting for 4 years for an idea to pop into my head!