The border of Gardens of a King quilt calls for 16 periwinkle stars. I've been making them from the leftover bits of butterscotch and caramel fabrics and they are lovely and warm looking. They will be terrific on the green background and will connect the applique blocks that are framed in the same fabric.
They are very pretty but I thought I could make them even more so with the addition of one small detail. I cut circles from a fabric that I've already used in the quilt and placed them in the centre of the star. Voila! Pretty, pretty, pretty!
I've made all sixteen stars and then I made 16 circles. I pinned the circles to the stars so that they would be ready to applique to the border. But when I was photographing them I thought something didn't look right. I counted and there are 14. I know there were 16 because I made 16 stars. At a separate time I cut 16 circles and prepped them. I then pinned each of the 16 circles to each of the 16 stars. Now there are 14. Where the heck are the other two? I've searched high and low to no avail. ARGHHH!
I have a little sewing buddy Jinx who is constantly stealing my pens, pencils, freezer paper, brushes and anything that is on my work desk that he can pick up and run away with. When he isn't thieving he is sleeping on my work surface. I had the stars on my desk and I suspect that my little sewing buddy is the culprit! I'm going to have to search in his hidey-holes to see if he has stashed them away. Good think he is cute or I would be clipping his tail feathers!
So here's my dilemma. Will I make two more stars? If I do I just know that the two missing stars will turn up. The alternative is to wait and see if they turn up on their own. I think I'll wait a bit!
Hope you find the time to take a few stitches today! Until I post again, happy sewing.