How does time get away so fast. It is mid-October and and I don’t have very much to show for myself. Way too much socializing and I can also throw in a bit under the weather. My allergies are killing me. I wonder if what is supposed to be fall in the Ozarks but feels like a mild summer is having it’s effect on me. Either way I’m dragging my feet. It could simply be just not enough hours in the day.
So pushing forward I am working on my Saturday Sampler Block 11 a Chevron Star Variation. 8 pointed stars and y-seams have never been anywhere near the top of my list of favorite blocks, actually, it doesn’t make the list at all. Here I am making faces at the block. It’s been quite some time since I have worked with diamonds and y-seams so I am going back to basics and marking all of my intersecting seam allowances. I know it’s putzy and I’m sure there are quicker ways but in my defense I have been away from the quilting world for over 10 years and I am having to rely on my own knowledge base. It is what it is. I want my block to be flat when finished and not have a “D” cup in the middle.
I also got some advice from my newest rescue “Gibbs”. He did give me his paw of approval.
Gibbs encouraged me to stay the course and carry on. I even momentarily considered hand piecing this block and then came to my senses and sat back down at the machine.
Here are photos of the process:
Yep, I remembered how to sew together an 8 pointed star with y-seams and no “D” cups in sight! Now that’s cause for celebration. No poofy center to try to “quilt out”. Not happening here!
Now I get to prep Block 3 of A Boy and a Girl. That makes me happy!
Have a wonderful day everyone and celebrate your accomplishments.