Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Two Blocks

I stitched up two of these blocks...
... and felt fairly satisfied that I'd managed to figure out how to stitch the stars with only the use of graph paper.  (The colors are not accurate.)

And then I was looking at some older photos of these blocks when I was still trying to decide how to join the four corner blocks...
... and had second thoughts about the stars.  Maybe I should have used striped fabric to join them.

I recently read another blogger's encouragement to work in series.  Maybe I should think about a second quilt with strips to join the corner blocks....

This was my pattern for the center stars, cut to the finished size.
Since the graph paper was 1/4" squares and I used a 1/4" seam, I realized that all I needed to do was add 1/2" to the center, and 1/2" to the triangles (though I wasn't positive that would work till I tried it).  I cut the strips for the center at 2" and cut 1 1/4" squares to use to sew the triangles to make the star.  I'm glad I didn't choose a smaller star or I could have been working with really tiny squares to make the star points!

I'm linking this post to
WOW at Esther's Blog and
W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
January 2014 NewFO Linky Party at Cat Patches



  1. I think your blocks with the green sashings are great! I can't imagine making those timy stars. You could always make a border of the blocks with the striped fabric.

  2. I agree. I think the blocks with the green washings are just perfect. They are lovely. I don’t think I would change.

  3. Perfect with the green. Wouldn't change a thing. Great work.


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