I finally finished appliqueing on all the little stars and pinwheels onto the background fabric of this quilt. In retrospect I don't know if it was any faster than piecing them it, but it did allow me to play with the placement quite a bit. Perhaps too much. There was a lot of rearranging and second guessing.
My clothesline is acting up (ie very droopy) so I hung the quilt sideways. Just turn you head and imagine that the big star is in the bottom right hand corner. And imagine that I have trimmed up the edges too. :)
(The tutorial for the big star can be found here.)
Here are some closeups. I love that green color. It is a bit more teal in real life.
And I love the mini Ohio star blocks. I need a whole quilt of them! It was fun to play with my Meadowsweet scraps and fussy cut the center of this block.
Now I just have to quilt it. I have big plans for this little quilt. Think swirls and ghost blocks floating in the background. Hopefully I will be able to pull it off!