Setting Stars

This week, I have three more stars to add to my collection, bringing the total to 16:

Hexagon star #14

Hexagon star #15

Hexagon star #16

I’m starting to think about how to set the stars now & am pretty certain I will go with equilateral triangles between the hexagons. All I need to do now is decide which colour. I laid out a few possibilities (please excuse the unpressed fabric!) First, yellow:

Yellow fillers?

But I think that makes just TOO MUCH YELLOW!!

Next, I tried white:

White fillers?

I think the stars stand out more on the white, but it’s just a bit too boring!

How about some wacky white on black dotty print?

Whacky black and white??

That feels more like my style – though I can’t use this particular print, as I only have a smallish piece. I like the way it lets the stars sing though!

What do you think, dear reader? Is it any of these, or something different entirely?!?

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14 thoughts on “Setting Stars

  1. Sandra says:

    I love following your progress with the stars. I adore the pink, orange, and yellow color color scheme and think the BLACK/WHITE fabric really works with them. The stars look brighter and it would make a super-fun quilt! Even though you can’t use that fabric I know you can find another that will look just as fab!

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks Sandra! I am definitely going to keep a look out for some black/white fabric for my setting triangles. Glad you like the colours – I am having such fun choosing for each star 🙂

  2. sunnyquilt says:

    I like the bright colours you used. Nice!

  3. Ben Naga says:

    Like you I like the last, black and white, one best.

  4. Wacky white and black!

  5. Maureen says:

    I like the black and white. Great contrast to the bright colors. These look great!

  6. You could of course use many different fabrics. Do six matching fabrics around a hexagon and a star appears, so you could have many different larger stars over the quilt, good use of scraps of fabric too small for other things. Also I like the black and white. Coming along well.

    • vivjm says:

      Ooh, there’s an idea! I did quite like the secondary star design that appeared with the triangles – the only worry I have is that there could be too much going on with that, but think I will baste triangles in different fabrics and have an audition. I am sure I could put them to use somewhere else if needs be 🙂

  7. Morwhenna Woolcock says:

    looks fabulous!

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  8. claire93 says:

    they really pop on b&w
    how about trying purple too?

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