Have you ever noticed how many stars there are in nature?
I just found it fascinating once I got started.
So I bet you have guessed by now that my block today is going to feature a star.
I do love star blocks. If you are sewing along with my current BOM it is all about the bright stars in our night sky. Today's block was a new one for me: Pointed Star. This is one that lends itself to playing with value; light, medium, dark.
So I started by looking in my red scrap bin and saw this print that caught my attention for a light fabric choice.
Also in that bin was this print which worked well with my light print. This could work as one of my medium values. But do I have something that would stand out for the star made with a dark value?
I identified these prints as having a blue-red so was delighted when I found some leftover Northcott in a gorgeous blue-red that matched. Really the photo does not do the color any justice. I love this Northcott Essence line as blenders in my quilts and this is a color that really pops.
Knowing I was working with blue-reds I looked at my options and went with one of the Triadic colors-Chartreuse. I found one I liked in my stash and it turned out to be a perfect match with the green found in my medium print. I tossed in a white-on-white for contrast and I am ready to cut and sew.
This project is giving me lots of practice with making small Flying Geese and Half-square Triangles. And I am still thrilled that I had such a perfectly matched green to go with the print I chose. They just look like they were made for each other.
The only issue that I had with this block was in sewing the two Flying Geese units together. I found that a little dab from my glue stick at each end where the two seams lay on top of each other was what was needed. This photo is before I have sewn them together showing that they are being held together with glue.
Another view just showing that I used glue rather than
pins to hold the pieces in place for sewing.
The only other thing to remember is to sew s-l-o-w-l-y when joining the units together and pin or glue as desired.
To get a copy of the pdf pattern for this block click on the link below:
Passing the Days pdf Patterns
I hope you have a blessed day and
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