If you missed Part One (which I didn't realize would be part one at the time), you can find it here.
I debated two issues, when approaching my January block for the Lucky Stars Block of the Month. First, could I artfully include all of my Liberty fabrics, even though I had two, or even three colour ways? I hemmed and hawed, consulted others, and ultimately decided to go for it. Second, should I use the cutting guides provided, or take my usual approach of only trimming as I went? For my 12.5" block, I ended up cutting my fabric using templates (see part one). It ended up being time consuming, but I didn't waste very much fabric at all.
I used the cutting guides that Elizabeth provided for the smaller block. I figured I could handle a little wastage, since I would be using less fabric overall.
You see my dilemma right? There is no win/win. Either I go for efficiency and waste fabric, or I am a fabric Scrooge and double the time each block takes.
I leave you with my two completed blocks. Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE LIBERTY OF LONDON?