Crazy stars

I’ve only sewn one more star, but I have turned all four stars into hexagons with the addition of background diamonds: hexagon star 1 hexagon star 2 hexagon star 3 hexagon star 4

I love each of these star-in-a-hexagon blocks. Together, though, I’m not so sure.

first four hexagon stars

Are they going to be just toooo crazy?  I feel they might need spacing with something easier on the eye.  I think the options are:

1. Intersperse with neutral coloured shapes eg hexagons or triangles

2. Make the stars as I am doing but do half with neutral (white or pale pink?) or contrasting (dark red?) background pieces

3. Applique the hexagon stars onto neutral or contrasting background squares.

I am inclined to go with the first option, but not sure which shape would be best.  The hexagons would have four inch sides, but that’s a lot bigger than I’ve previously pieced with English  paper piecing.  I don’t know if size is an issue or not!  Otherwise, it would be equilateral triangles but I’m a bit worried about the bias edges…Your thoughts would be appreciated, dear reader 🙂

Once again, I am linking up with Life Under Quilts‘ Monday Morning Star Count.

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16 thoughts on “Crazy stars

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Nicely done, and beautiful color combinations.

  2. Veronika says:

    I think they look fab together, nothing else needed!

  3. Pamela says:

    Wonderful bright fabrics. I think they are great, just the way they are.

  4. Jill says:

    Personally, I love them as they are. If you’re concerned about all the colors working nicely together (and of course, you can see the true colors better than I can on my computer), I think option #1 with neutral hexies in between would look good. Lately I’ve been adoring mixing solids and prints, so I think a nice neutral Kona would tone down those hot colors.

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks Jill. The only worry I had with hexies in between would be that they would be so BIG (4 inch sides). I’ve never EPP’d anything that big and wasn’t sure how easy it would be. I like prints and solids together too!

  5. Maureen says:

    I also think they look nice with the bright colors. (I really love saturated color!) Maybe make some more and then see how you like them? You can always add some neutrals later on or use a low key border if you think it’s necessary.

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks Maureen. I think I will keep stitching them as they are for now & hope the answer comes to me when I’ve got a few more. I do love bright colours!

  6. Cecille says:

    I think your color choices are marvelous! You’ve taken a traditional block and updated it with wonderful bright and happy colors. I wouldn’t change a thing…

  7. annjrippin says:

    I like it as it is. I really like a scrappy look which lots of prints together gives. It will be really lovely to have in November when everything else is grey!

  8. You could use large hexagons to mix in with these colourful ones! Don’t use just one type of fabric… Make hexagons like the bright ones in more subtle colours, use some solids which you can use more fancy designs on at the quilting stage… Keep it scrappy, happy and random, whatever you do!

    • vivjm says:

      I hadn’t got as far ahead as thinking about the quilting!! But yes, good idea as long as I can keep control of such big hexagons 🙂

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