Thank you so much everyone, for the get well wishes, all those good vibes definitely helped! I finally started feeling a lot better earlier this week, after almost a week and a half of being sick. Now only a little sniffle and a bit of stuffy head remains. Last week I planned out my one-block WIPs, and I am very happy to share the first finished project with you today. I started to work on it slowly as the cold left me.
Before that though, I have something to share with you. A couple of days ago, I received a package at the front door. My friend Kris had sent me a surprise feel-good package. This is not the first time she has done it either. Unbeknownst to her, I have been more than a little upset by current affairs lately. The kind gesture made me intrinsically happy. Something must also have gotten into my eyes at the same time to make them a bit misty! I am very thankful for all the lovely, supportive friends I have made here.
So, with a warm heart I started working on turning this Sunburst Star block into a bag. The colours are my favourite part of this block, specially the background fabric. The nebulous texture of it directed the choices I made for the rest of the bag.
Ever since I picked that background fabric for the star, I knew I wanted to make a night-sky-themed project with that block. Weather permitting, I love to spend time outside watching the night sky. I took this photo of the galactic centre quite awhile ago when I first started fiddling with the camera and the telescope. I found the perfect fabric to remind me of that.
One look at my fabric shelf, and I knew this Stonehenge fabric had to be the accompanying fabric. It also emphasises the blue and the purple from the block. The back of the bag is completely made of that fabric.
Because of the colours of the star block, I had a choice of a warm or cool palette. I wanted to use the silver strap and the rings, so I opted for a cool palette and picked a lavender zipper instead of a yellow one. I also found this little charm in my cabinet, which became a perfect zipper pull for this bag.
You would not believe how happy I am with this bag. I wanted to use my paper pieced blocks on projects other than quilted ones. I designed this bag ‘pattern’ with that in mind. This way I can also have bags that are a lot more akin to my personality. The Sunburst Star bag definitely feels like a piece of the night sky that I love to explore with my telescope.
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