Remember that infamous star quilt recovered from the depths of my attic started so many years ago? Here is what it looks like now and I've managed to built another hurdle for me to jump.
Below is what it looked like before ripping out the left and right sides to re-position the stars and having them all facing the same direction.
Then once sewing the stars back all facing the same direction thought it a good idea to sew a neutral strip between the rows of stars. Figured it would provide two positive results: #1 put a smooth transition between rows of stars and #2 would require less star blocks for me to cut and sew together.
Why on earth would I decide to make my own pattern and work it 'as I go'? If I had an engineers mind I'd have done all the calculations and worked it out way ahead of time so as to not need a seam ripper.
After sewing on the neutral border all the way around now realize it will not be the dimensions of the next row of star blocks ~ it will be almost half a block short in both directions. You can see that below as I've laid the top row down and the blocks don't match up horizontally or vertically.
accommodate a block OR rip out the neutral and sew star blocks together without that separation.
Hmm, or.... I could extend that vertical and horizontal neutral strip between the top two stars on each end.
Would love feedback from you *REAL* quilters. Meanwhile the sewing room is a mess and I need to start making more of a mess cutting out all the pieces for more star blocks.