Radiant Star Part 5, Forward Progress


I’m now up to 3 fully complete blocks.  And since taking this picture, I’ve actually added sashing to those 3 and sewn them together into a unit.  Plus, I have the subunits for 2 more stars ready to be assembled tomorrow.

I hadn’t counted until just this very minute:  there are 121 individual pieces in each star.  Huh.  Not including the borders (but including the sashing…) there are 2859 individual pieces in the entire quilt.  I’m not sure it helps me to know that.  The way I make the HST units, though, I consider them as “one,” so really, I guess I could say there’s only 89 pieces in a block.

Yeah, that didn’t help either.


I’ve started making a few of the little stars for the cornerstones:  they finish at 3 inches.  It’s fun to actually have something that finishes in just a few seams.


A look at all of my little piles of pieces:  subunits waiting to be assembled into larger units, eventually resulting in a full star.


I’ve started trimming up enough of these little blue and white guys to make two blocks at a time.  I have a lot of these yet in my future, but it helps to do them just a bit at a time.

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time…


  1. Michelle says:

    Wow! The blocks are coming together beautifully! While it’s a ton of pieces (I love your “bins” for keeping the pieces separate), it’ll be a gorgeous quilt and worth it in the long run.

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