I've always loved the number 8. My name has a lot of h's in it (the 8th letter of the alphabet.) I was also born in the 8th month. Growing up, my 8th year was a special one--I got my ears pierced, it was one of the summers we got to spend at my grandparent's house. That summer I found my lucky rock hiking up Mount Timpanogos (can you see the 8 in it?)
Then, this week, I was craving a hamburger, so I took the kids out and look at our number:
Anyway ... I played with a couple of 8-related ideas, but I kept comming back to my favorite quilty stars. I drafted up this sketch thinking that I'd use my favorite Kona Nautical as the contrast.
However, when I went to my stash, I found the remains of a blue jelly roll. It was from my first "real" quilty purchase several years ago. It was nestled among scrappy squares in my 2-1/2" scrap bin that looked like too much fun to set aside.
I pieced the HST's in between working on another project and laid things out a couple of different ways. I made a couple of modificaitons that cleaned things up a little.
I'm loving how this came out. I see leftovers from so many other projects: Sam's Trek quilt, my nephew's baby quilt, and one of Sarah's service projects. Some of the white squares are from a batik remnant I picked up shopping with my Mom last fall, and the lining and back are remnants from my very first trip to Hobby Lobby. So many fun memories!