Week 1 with Amazon Star

Bag #2

I read the instructions at least a dozen times… and kept getting lost. There were units, and sections, and parts, and strips, and colors, and steps – all with numbers following them.

Example: Strip Piecing Part 1, Unit LS-1, Section #5, Fabric #5, Color #10. Phew! I had to do some mental gymnastics on this one.

This was certainly a new-to-me method of strip piecing. 

In the end, I had to treat it like a tax return and just followed the instructions, step by step, thankful that someone else had written them.

Once I got it, I enjoyed the process and loved the results. Bag #2 made me happy – the colors were so bright and colorful, the points so nice and sharp. bag 2

Bag #3

Doubts started to nag me. Subtle at first, then full-fledged, even invading my dreams.

The orange was suppose to be an accent. I didn’t expect them to be quite so overwhelming. bag3

Bag #4

Seriously, what was I thinking?! The colors should blend. It looks like my star will have stripes. bag4

As the week continued, the coloring chart became my constant companion. It kept me from making mistakes and when I lost the vision, it helped restore it. It gave me the confidence to continue. color chart


About Judy's Quilting Studio

Creator of all things quilted; minimalist in everything except fabric!
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10 Responses to Week 1 with Amazon Star

  1. vivian383 says:

    I admire your confidence in tackling this pattern! Good luck!

  2. Kate says:

    Stars should be bright, and your star will be. Keep going, I am enjoying watching your progress.

  3. Noella says:

    I love your colors!!! I’ve always been drawn to those stars but haven’t found the courage to try them. One day!! But I’ll start with something a lot simpler first, like a lone star.

  4. Marnie Houston says:

    Wow, I’m glad it’s you doing this and not me. Mental gymnastics I’m not go at. I’m more of a visual learner and following written is always harder for me. It’s looking beautiful though, and your pops of orange will look amazing once it’s done. Enjoy the journey…..remember it’s all about the journey! Lol

    Marnie Sent from my iPad


  5. Ann Lamy says:

    YOU . . . are one courageous creative, Judy! Colors are gorgeous. Love your metaphor for following the written instructions.

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