Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Seeing Stars

Today will be a very quick update, as I'm feeling under the weather. Despite Levi having a fever and my sore throat, I completed two blocks yesterday for the Oh My Stars! QAL. This quilt is heavy on the HSTs so today I bought Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker Rulers which I'm hoping will save me some time. Johanna, my instructor for my quilt class recommended this tool and at first I thought, why bother, but have changed my mind. I'll let you know how I feel after using the rulers.

The first block I made was the 12' pinwheel sawtooth star. My points aren't perfect, but overall I'm pleased with it. I forgot to cut out a bit of my seam allowances after making the first half of my flying geese (as instructed to do in the basic tutorial) so my seams were rather bulky. I'll have to remember this step next time.
Tula Pink and Habitat
The 8" block is the basic sawtooth star. Here's my progress to date. I'm really enjoying this QAL.

I leave you with some adorableness...Levi got into his dad's wallet on the weekend. The photos we took were priceless, but this only is my favourite of the bunch.

PS Check out what others are making at Quilt Story (button on the right).

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