I decided to put my baby girl into our room last night so I could access the sewing machine. I worked solidly for 2.5 hours and put together these blocks for Arianne, a member of the Sew Modern Bee on flickr.
Arianne wanted a traditional block, 6-8" in size, edged in white, and then bordered in kona coal. She sent me some great fabrics and pointed us into the direction of the Quilter's Cache to find a pattern, and indicated that she really like stars. Have you found this site? What a treasure trove of patterns!
I picked the Indian Star block since I've never made a star and have wanted to try one for a while.
I was supposed to end up with an 8" block, but mine was 7.5", which I attribute to my inability to sew straight. I wonder when I will get better at this, so that i would feel like I could tackle a quilt that had more complicated piecing such as this?
This being said, I'm happy with how my block turned out, as well as the little block I made for Arianne's quilt back. I had made an error in cutting some of my pieces so I decided to use them in a little block rather than waste them. Can you tell I was using every little big of fabric so as to not waste anything?
So far I'm having a lot of fun being part of a bee. Do you take part in a bee, virtual or otherwise?