I wasn't sure if I was going to try to do the Solstice Star Series posted over at Fresh Lemons. She just started it this month and it isn't too many stars. I kept peeking at the instructions and finally when she introduced the "Whirling Star" which is paper pieced I just knew I had to give it a try. I really want to get good at paper piecing and Faith over at Fresh Lemons posts really good tutorials. The first star The Ribbon Star has 4 different colors for each of the points...but I decided to go with just two. Here is my Ribbon Star:
The second star - The Whirling Star I did in a pink colorway:
I guess I am thinking Valentines Day or Strawberry Shortcake. I also made more progress on my girl art quilt. I made it from a kit I purchased from my friend Carrie over at Believe Magic. She makes amazing art girl quilts and sells kits in her etsy shop so you can make your own. I have most of it stitched in place but am trying to figure out if I like the rays of the sun, butterflies, and flowers, or want to do something different. So she will probably sit a few days until I get things just right.
To be honest, I was being completely lazy...I didn't want to re-thread with black so I outlined in white. I think she also might need a little white collar for her dress.
What do you think? Does anyone have a suggestion on how to finish this off? Lastly, I got a nice early anniversary present from my husband! He bought me this beautiful collection called "Annie's Farm Stand". I don't have anything in mind for it yet, but I am so excited! Isn't it just gorgeous (the image is from Sew Deerly Loved who sells this particular bundle)?
This week it is my goal to: stay up with the Solstice Stars Series, the Half Square Triangle Quilt Along, keep plugging away at the hand-stitching to finish the pink bordered I-Spy quilt, and to finish sewing the Kindle cover for my brother. I hope you all have a wonderful week!