I finally started feeling human again. I decided to make another star last night, which you see above. I used the mirrors, and came up with this one. You could go crazy with all the possibilities. Don't look too closely, its not perfect. A little wonky in the center. Oh well, adds to the charm I guess.
I also tried making a couple more of this style. I really like these. I think they're more - I don't know, homey or earthy looking than the fussy cut single-fabric ones. I'm not sure which direction I'm going to go with this. I'm not sure they'll all "go" together, if you know what I mean.
Meanwhile (before flu) I've been reevaluating this piece. Something about the scale just wasn't right, the applique in the center ended up being pretty much dwarfed by all those extraneous strips, blocks and borders. So I removed all the junk, leaving this, which looks correct to me. It kinda reminds me of a Lori Smith piece, so I guess it can't be all bad. So, it will be yet another wall hanging. Or table topper. Whatever.
Here's what it had evolved into earlier:
I had to ask myself, what is the purpose of this quilt? Do I want to make this into a large quilt? Would it even work for a bed? What about the wall? Would I hang this in my home? No, no, and no were the answers. So.. where was it going, and did I really want to spend my time completing it, when it was just sort of making me crazy? Another resounding NO.
I think it was just one of those crazy ideas which manifested in a sewing frenzy, giving birth to a Frankenstein, and I'm glad I'm over it.