More of an Idea than a Plan

I have 6 lovely star points, which need to be finished as a star, of course. Its UFO status means I don’t remember how large it is, perhaps 30″ across. One thing that stopped me was lack of ideas on how to finish it as a quilt. Here are the points, not yet sewn together.

I’ve long wanted to make log cabin blocks in the same pinks and browns. However, making a quilt from them could be an exercise in tedium.

Combining the star and the log cabins? I was visiting with a fellow Stashbuster and blog follower, Barbara Arnelian, when this idea came up. This is an idea to solve both problems! Thanks, Barbara!


16 thoughts on “More of an Idea than a Plan

  1. Nancie V

    Two heads are better than one, as they say. Your diagram is awesome. This will make an absolutely gorgeous quilt!

  2. Barbara Arnelien

    Well your idea is MUCh grander than mine!!spent half of my night “thinking” on log cabin is very trad. with 4 small sters in the I was following a pattern in a recent mag..except there were some major problems with the layout..fixed I’m at the border..and this will be all my own idea..more stars for sure..Thanks for giving me a nice your very “over the top” plan..and the colours are delicious.

    1. Melanie in IA Post author

      Yes, it could go a lot of different ways, couldn’t it? Blues and greens, patriotic, golds and browns… How would you make it?

      How is Central America? Seems like you just left… a LONG time ago!

  3. doni boyd

    I love the lay out. I’m working on a bizillion log cabin blocks now (and forever?) This could be really fun!! Thanks. doni @ Oregon coast – and in Stashbusters of course!!


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