I hope you are all enjoying a joyous holiday season.  After the festivities last week and a bit of traveling to see family, I was able to return with renewed inspiration and energy for some simple and fun sewing time.

wonky star within a wonky star #1

(pre-sewn block on the design wall here)

I loved this soothing color palette and thought it would be fun to create some really basic, modern wonky stars with it.

modern, wonky star blocks

 I actually really dislike the word “wonky” but I love making these little stars, who cares about the name right?  I know, I should probably go ahead and branch out to attempting the zillion other type of star blocks out there, but somthing keeps bringing me back to these little cuties!  Maybe new star blocks could be added to my 2014 “to do” list!

wonky star within a wonky star #2

Anyway, there is something fun to me about combining these sophisticated varieties of fabrics – Robert Kaufman Shot Cotton, Carolyn Freidlander Architextures Grey, Liberty of London Matilda Tulip, Alexander Henry Indochine A-Chan Diamond Yellow, a beautiful Japanese floral print I’ve been holding on to for a while, all surrounded by Kona Coal and Med Grey (although as you may notice, I ran out of Med Grey) – with the whimsy and sweetness of a wonky star.

4" wonky star surrounded

Personally, I think these stars look really great at any size.  Each of these blocks finish out at a grand 25″, but inside of two of them, I added a 7″ and an itty, bitty 4″ block.

modern, wonky star within a star

(pre-sewn block on the design wall)

I am not sure yet what these are desitned to become, maybe they will make really great floor pillows, or perhaps and rectangle wall hanging, maybe three little baby quilts, or combined for a nice size modern lap quilt.  I love having options, don’t you?

modern wonky star blocks

If you happen to have any great ideas for them, please, do tell!

I wish you all a very safe and happy New Year.  May 2014 hold more love, light and laughter for you…… along with a few more sewing/quilting projects of course! :-)

p.s. I’m waiting on a few things to finalize to give you all an update (for those who read this post a while back) on our moving status.  Some of you have inquired recently- thank you.  Things are in their usual state of uncertainty- more on that later!  I’ll just tell you, it’s all good, and I feel grateful for my life!

~~~karen

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