Since I'm not a stringer, I don't really have advice, but what you have made looks good. I'll be interested to see what advice you get from the "experts". : )
I have done a few string blocks that haven't growm up to be a quilt yet. Mine weren't as soft as yours but I set them on plain red. I've seen another one done on a plain blue but I haven't seen any on prints yet.
I have no advice for you, but the star is beautiful and the good thing is that you are using up stash which in my book is a good thing.
I think your star looks super! I love the neutrals - very soothing and calm. Based on what I've seen, most string stars are put onto a solid ground. But I don't know why you couldn't do something else instead! Dots, shirting print, whatever suits your fancy! I did some research for you! I have some great books that show string stars, but that's hard to share with you. So here's some web sites that have some string star photos:a Pinterest page with lots of vintage/antique quilts http://pinterest.com/quiltinspire/vintage-quilt-inspiration/Kate's blog that shows some string stars http://empty-field.blogspot.com/2012/02/string-star-love.htmlAnd Tim Latimer's blog with lots of string starshttp://timquilts.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/string-star-blocks/And lastly, you can go to Google images and search for antique string star quilts. I found some good ones that way!Good luck! Whatever you decide to do, I'm sure it will be as gorgeous as all of your work!
hmm I might be tempted to use a print and the stars would pop I bet...guess the best way to see if just keep auditioning fabrics.I do love the red though....red is one of my favorite colors !kathie
I have some antique string stars like yours and their background is a bright chrome yellow print which looks great. I've also seen them with solids. Both look good so I would suggest auditioning fabrics of both type and choose whatever you like best.
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