Here are last week's Floral Trails Stars.
I had four chintzes in my stash and one I used twice.
Once for the star . . .
. . . again for the points.
A large floral in lighter colors. . .
. . . and nearly the same as the one above only smaller in scale. It was perfect for the background.
This is the NJ Sampler block I'm reproducing. It has three different leaves.
I mentioned in a previous post that I keep a file of pressed leaves which I use frequently for patterns / templates. I found the leaves I needed: small maple on the left, sassafras in the middle, and oak on the right.
I copied the pages, cut out the leaves which I enlarged /reduced as necessary, then drafted the block on graph paper.
Here's the layout. I struggled with that center circle. First, I thought a solid yellow was the right choice. After all, that's what the original looked like to me. Why is it so hard to work in solids? But after I cut this chrome yellow print I knew I had the look I wanted. Now all I have to do is start basting and sewing :)
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