I decided on a star block for the baby quilt I want to make. It is going to be pink stars with every other block a plain polka dot. Sounds pretty simple and straightforward right?
This only took me 2 HOURS to make!
I drew my size out on graph paper, a 6" star. A good start.
Next came the math.....not my favorite part at all....I am also thinking of my friend Terry right now for some reason.....
Ok, so I do remember how to convert fractions, but do I have the right fractions?????
I wanted to use the same technique I used to make these flying geese blocks. But oh, how to figure it all out!!!
Then I remembered that Sophie from Sophie Junction sent me her tutorial page on how to make them any size your heart desires! Yes now I am saved from doing math!!!! Do go check it out, save it, pin it on Pinterest or print it out so you have it if you like this method.
So now you would think I am down the home stretch right? Uh no, I sewed the flying geese wrong. The pink and white fabrics should be switched. Now while this does not look bad, it is not the look I am going for here.
Next once I finally got them sewn correctly, I sewed it on the center square the wrong way. Will I ever get this sewn right?
I finally did but not before I cut the corner squares the wrong size too! Maybe this was a day to walk away from the sewing machine....
I know now that directional fabric will drive me crazy making this block. This was to be an experimental block (I'll say it was!). I have enough of the polka dot fabric to do the whole quilt so that will stay. I also pressed the seams open which I seem to be doing more and more. I like how it makes the block nice and flat, especially smaller blocks.