So, I am still in love with Anna Maria Horner’s quilt pattern Spinning Stars, but I am perplexed about which fabrics to use for which part of the pattern. It can change the look of the quilt so much! I am such a novice quilter – I really have no idea what I’m doing. It’s just that the fabric is so expensive and really my free time is so precious; I really want to love the finished project.
I googled “Spinning Stars” and guess what? There is a Quilt-along for this exact pattern and even a flickr group! I’m so grateful that I get to see lots of color schemes and placement choices on this pattern before I make my final decision!
Here are some of my favorites from the flickr group:
OK. So I need to decide what to do about the circles. I originally planned to do them all white, but now I’m thinking no. I could make them scrappy, as an extension of the pies, or have each circle be its own fabric. I also need to decide whether to have the stars scrappy, alternating between two fabrics, or all the same fabric (maybe white?). I think I need to mock up a few test squares.
I just looked again at my original inspiration picture and I actually still really like it. Aggh! What to do? First world problems, right?
I’d really love some input from some quilters. Or really anyone willing to share their opinion. Keep in mind Adele LOVES anything bright and bold. I feel really comfortable with all the fabric choices – they really look like “her.” But, the placement choices have me so scared.