I’m currently working on a graduation quilt for my niece. A while back I gave her a Hancocks of Paducah catalog and asked her to pick out some fabrics she liked. She marked several pages, and they were almost all Kaffe Fasset big colorful florals and geometrics. I wanted to make a scrappy quilt, but I didn’t have very many of those in my stash. Diane Harris, QM Associate Editor, collects those type of prints, so I asked her to swap with me and she did–thanks Diane!
I decided on a Lone Star design, and am using QuiltSmart printed interfacing to piece the diamond units. I love this product! The patch cutting is quick because it’s just rectangles, and the piecing is virtually foolproof.
But I need your opinion about this fabric.
At first I fussy-cut it so that the yellow squares would be centered in the diamonds, and pieced it into a diamond unit.
But then I thought it might look like a bunch of demonic eyes looking out of the center of the quilt, so I fussy-cut some more, avoiding those yellow squares completely, and pieced a couple more sections.
Then, in Photoshop, I duplicated a picture of each section and rotated it to simulate the finished star. Which way do you like better?