I found this block about a year ago when I was looking through some of my older quilt books. I thought how cool would it be to make the star big - like for the whole quilt. Then I saw this one by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts and wow. It went on my to-do list!
I wanted clear, colorful, and modern fabric to make my star. Vanessa's Simply Style turned out to be just what I had in mind! I added a few stash fabrics to round out the colors with additional prints and voila. Couldn't be happier with it!
The half-square triangles finish at 2 1/2", which makes the star 40". I added a 1 1/2" border to separate it from the binding.
The quilting is simple - lots of straight lines. After quilting the lines, I decided to add a little texture to the center white triangles by doing a little free motion back and forth in every other space. I'm thrilled with the dimension it added!
Now to find a nice place to hang this one!!