Time for another Schnibbles post! This month the pattern was I.S.T.H. That stands for Insert Snappy Title Here, designed by Carrie Nelson. I just love how there are more borders on the top and bottom than there are on the sides in this design. Just a different look than most of the quilts I make. It's always fun to do something different than the norm, not only in the design but in the fabric choices too.
I mixed a Prayer Flag Charm Pack and a Flora Charm Pack for the stars, sashing and pieced borders. Then came those setting triangles. I went back and forth between the yellow, which is from a Nancy Halvorsen Christmas line, and the blue gingham, which is from Carrie's Fresh Palette fabric line. At one point I even became exasperated with myself and I decided to go with making the setting triangles the same color as the background of the blocks, just plain white. As you can see, eventually it was back to yellow. I really love it now. Shelley mentioned in the comments of a previous post that the fabrics looked very tropical to her. That's where I got the title Tropical Stars. Thanks Shelley! This color scheme isn't what I had pictured in my head in the beginning and I think that's why I had such a hard time with it, but all's well that ends well, right?
Be sure to visit Sherri and Sinta later in the week and see the other beautiful I.S.T.H. quilts in the Another Year Of Schnibbles Parade for February. Thank you Sherri, Sinta, Carrie and everyone who participates for making this such a fun group!