Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Let's Get Going With Wonky Star Sewing!

Let's get going with wonky star sewing!

The best bit first - choose your fabrics.  With this one I decided to have the star all the same colour, so only two fabric choices.

I like to cut and lay out everything first.  That way I know there is nothing missing when I start to sew.  What a messy cutting table. 

Lay out,, ready to sew together.  It's looking good.
Three rows of three.  Iron the seams in alternating opposite directions so that the seams interlock when pinned for sewing.
Pinned, interlocking seams!  What a lovely fit.
Or this way with six different fabric choices.  What a gorgeous wonky star!  For all the instructions on this one you will need to check out Modern Blocks, 99 Quilt Blocks From Your Favourite DesignersThis one is called Parisian Star and is designed by Leanne Cohen. 
Too easy.  Have fun!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lovely Stars

These lovely star blocks are for Bronwyn Beazley in QCA Bee #2. Such fun to get out my old stash and find some Civil War fabrics.  Naturally, there is a bit of red in them both.  Because I can't help myself.  Everything has to have a bit of red in it.  At least these are muted, civil war type reds.
Now I wonder what April will bring for Bee #2?  I am way ahead of myself.