My inspirational moment came when I first saw the picture of Rolling Star (Repiecing the Past by Sara Dillow, Pg 54). I recognized that the colors and patterns played an important role in the making of this quilt. The initial color combination seemed unusual to me. Perhaps the maker of this quilt used fabric colors which altered the coloring of the original greens, pinks, blues, and brownish mustard. How could I learn by modifying the original quilt pattern? Should I use darker as well as lighter colors to create a new version of this Rolling Star pattern?
I realized that the block patterns varied in scale and size. There were 12” blocks with eight star points; 4” blocks with 8 “mini” star points and 4” x 12” sashing pieces connecting the mini/stars to the diagonal lattice effect.
Finally, the moment came when I saw that the 4” sashing could be triple-pieced by designing lighter as well as darker colors within the 4” sashing borders. The pathway was finally clear for me to see!