This week has been one of catching up on a couple of projects and reshuffling my stash again. Last week i decided to make a Friendship Star block. It turned out to be a frustrating time for me. How hard can it be to make one small star? I found out! I had the most beautiful jelly roll strip in royal blue so that was my choice of technique. There are a number of ways to cut the HSTs. I used my Easy Angle ruler to cut all the triangles. A wornout rotary blade was no help. I had to rip at least three times to get the star sewn together when it ended up backwards.
I had two goals for the star, doing something with blue and making more stars for my patriotic star quilt. With time on my hands, I used the Magic Eight technique, my favorite HST technique. It worked well, but I had cut two large squares of a different blue. So I ended up with four more stars, two with red centers. They are all six inches.
I've been poking along with my Fence Rail Stars quilt.
Now I'm adding extra blocks to the bunny backing. Fortunately I am able to make good use of the blocks that I cut too short. Here is the first part of it just finished.
For the new neutrals color I'm at a disadvantage, never having worked with them much. I really had to dig everywhere to come up with what I hope will work. These scrappy blocks for my improv quilt are really the only neutrals I've done.
I'm looking forward to see how you friends work with the neutrals. Hopefully by next week I'll be able to produce something neutral. I know some of you are gifted that way. We will see what this color junkie can produce.
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