It all started with a pattern I saw
I really think it is lovely.... but pondered for more than a year about buying fabric or not buying fabric.... about what kinds of fabric... did I want more of it to be the same? Or each triangle different?
Also during this time period, during my 3X annual beach trips to North Carolina, I had picked up a half yard of this and a full yard of that until I had a pretty healthy collection of ocean-type prints in my stash.
And it occurred to me as I watched my stash grow... that I really need to DO something with that fabric.
When a lovely "sand" fabric with wavy dunes on it, came into my life..... there was a EUREKA! moment.... and I now had a purpose for those large ocean prints with orcas and porpoises and turtles.... a SEA Star!
This pattern was lovely for me because it is large. It is easy. It is quick. And a small enough project to begin learning to quilt on my own machine.
The sea star was born!
(Call me weird, but I particularly enjoyed taking this photo on a lawn covered with a rare March snow!)