During 2020, the pandemic played havoc on the world, but the quilters and crafters settled in, pulled out their stash scrap fabrics and got to work. I was no different. I was watching YouTube on the daily and loving all the new scrappy tutorials available. When I came across this video from Lori Holt, I knew this quilt was in my future. I loved her simplicity and ease of this pattern; Lori Holt with Bee in My Bonnet talked about her Sew my Stash #10 series. I love all her ideas for fabric stash, and her lovely sewing room; her creativity is contagious.

No Rules Scrappy Quilting

One of her video tutorials was titled the Sew Your Stash Series #10 – Criss Cross Star Quilt Block. I loved all the freedom for fabric and color selections. As I have said many times, the great thing about creating scrappy quilts are the freedom; there are no rules only the rules you the quilter impose. The sky is the limit.

I especially liked the star in this pattern is free floated within the block so my star points could be a little less than perfect but still look beautiful. I began pulling out my color coordinated fabrics for similar hue stars. I then set time aside to cut my needs squares and used them as leaders and enders. For more about leaders and enders, check out this blog post here.

For detailed instructions on block construction, check out Lori Holt’s You Tube video.

Then, once I had my colors sorted and fabrics cut, I created a few stars. WoW! I loved how they turned out! And they were so easy.

Punch of Color

This quilt came along so easy and fast using the leader and ender method and before I knew it, I had enough blocks to begin the top construction. Once I had my blocks on my design wall in the order I liked, I began to stitch them together.

I love the colorful layout of all the scrappy stars, but still felt the quilt need a punch of color. I settled on this 3″ strip of green fabric (that was in my stash pile) for the effect I was looking for. I think it makes the quilt. Needless to say, I was excited about this beautiful scrappy star quilt not to mention making a small dent in my stash that I just need to get her to the quilter. I just love how this quilt came together with all the pops of colors and makes the perfect lap quilt on a chilly spring day.

I must say (as I often do), this is one of my favorites quilts. Scrappiness is such happiness!

Quilt on and Sharon the Moments

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