As most of you know I am a really big Hillbilly Quilt Shop Ahhhh fan! Tonya gave me a sneak peak at her newest creation called "Stargazing." And of course I started it as soon as my pieces arrived!
Here is a photo of what she has on her site for the original design. And here is a link to it!!
The star contains six number 7 Ahhhh's, with triangles on the top and bottom.
I used a Jinny Beyer boarder fabric that I fussy cut to make each piece the same. The blue solid fabric and Aqua blender I both purchased as complementary Beyer fabrics.
In putting together the star I made the Ahhhh's together first.
I then made half an Ahhhh out of 3 stars and sewed 3 Ahhhh's to the other side. This allowed for an easier process in seeing the completed star together.
This is my favorite Ahhhh product I have ever finished. I really love the center!!!
I have a plan to make a good sized quilt out of this. I am going to use 3 stars that come off a 1/2 star. As I go I will show you my progress!!
Here are some of my photos. This is one with a black bender background. I think the look is a little too plain.
I like how it looks with the Aqua up against the star. But it's too bright to use it for the entire background.
So my idea is to outline a star in the Aqua fabric and sew it down to the black blender.
Here is Tonya's example!! Tonya from Hillbilly Quilt shop is planning a blog series on this Ahhhh collection. She made a you tube video as an intro. Her series will contain a start to finish instruction on paper piecing. Here is a link to her blog that contains her video. I would love for you to follow her. I have learned so much from her and received so much inspiration from her Ahhhh's!!!