I think I even have the beginnings of a plan for what I want to do with them, finally. I've only been working on this since October 2014! Yikes! Almost 2 years and I only have a little more than 90 stars?? I didn't realize I was going that slow!
We're all going to have to use our imaginations a little here, to get an idea of what I'm thinking. I want to scatter the colourful stars all over a grey background, something like this.
|Just a sample of the EPP stars I have sewn so far.|
That may mean the whole background would be EPP diamonds too. I've thought about piecing the background and appliqueing the stars on top, but I don't know that I want the straight lines of the piecing. I think that would take away from the stars somehow.
I still want to make a lot more stars, since I want this to be a lot bigger than it could be with only 90-some stars. I also want more variety in colours. I'm heavy on blues and very light on yellows, oranges and purples. I'm not going for a rainbow, really, since I have black, white, grey and brown in there too. I just want a good mix of colours where no one colour dominates. I'm only using prints because I want them to stand out from the solid background.
I am also considering printing out a bunch of 1" hexie paper templates so I can start basting hexies for the Hexie Rainbow design I shared last week. Since I want that one to be scrappy, I might as well baste the pieces as I'm working on all the coloured stars, right? That's what I'm telling myself, anyway :)
Apparently I won't be giving up on EPP anytime soon! Do you EPP? If you do, what is your favourite shape?