This months Queen Bee is our own bee Mama, Laura of Needles Pins and Baking Tins and she's gone starry eyed...
After working through the palpitations I went thru at the thought of tackling triangles again, I started playing about with my computer quilty program to get some star block ideas.
|9 different star blocks|
Left to right, top - 1 I like but I haven't a clue how to do it,
2 not sure...
3 bit boring for me...
middle - 1 Ooh, can I do this English Paper Piecing?
2 Now I've done a variation of this one before with EEP so I know it works..
3 you've got to be joking... lol Sorry Laura!
bottom - 1 meh..
3 how the.... nope.
Well, I think the common problem (aside from the triangular aspect..) is that I don't have the foggiest idea how to do most of these. But when has that ever really bothered me?!
We've been given some lovely Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt to play with, with a white solid. This month however definitely requires some test blocks first! I have to admit, its a line I never really paid much attention to before. Now that I have some in my hands... well, lets just say its been in the virtual basket more times than I'd care to admit. Might even make it to check out if I'm not careful!
|Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt that I probably should have ironed before I photographed.. sorry mum!|
Since I've yet to do my own blocks from my month as Queen Bee in August (I know, believe it or not I was so excited about getting everyone else's in the post it completely slipped my mind that I'm meant to do some too...) I thought I'd have a go at a star or two in my bee fabrics. They might not necessarily make the cut for my quilt, but if they work... well, two birds one stone if you get my drift!
That's the progress so far. I think its going to work. Laura, let me know if you want one in your fabrics and I'll do it before I finish this one otherwise I might lose the will to
Now. If anyone knows how to make (properly that is) any of the stars in my top picture, please feel free to point me in the direction of a tutorial or two!