This star is 1 1/2" wide in the center.
This star is 1" wide in the center.
These are two blocks are side by side.
(The outer sashing is there so I could see the real size of the finished blocks. I will probably use different fabrics in the quilt.)
It helps me to see more objectively when I take photographs and post them. I don't know what it is about seeing them online that helps, but I think it does.
After I decide which size, I have to figure out how to cut and sew them. I think the points are sewn like flying geese except at the end of long strips. I just need to research or play with what size squares to cut and sew diagonally. Learning is so much fun!
I came upon a blog post at Diane Gaudynski "A New Tradition in Quilting": Embracing the Old, Exploring the New that did not give me an answer but gave me encouragement. The post was about scale and proportion, specifically about how photographs can give a different impression of size than a real-life view gives. Anyway, at the end of her post I read:
"Keep quilting! Your work gets better every day."
I really appreciated reading that. This art and craft of quilting does not come easily to me. My mind bogs down with colors, fabrics, scale, proportion, quilting designs.... I take heart in the thought that I'm improving!
I'm linking this post to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.
I hope all of your quilting efforts are going smoothly.