I printed out the templates then cut them out of plastic. Here is the result. The fabric is from the Portobello Market range. I’m also very happy to report that it is EXACTLY 12.5″ square!
The other day I received this pack of fabrics to make a wonky star block for Jessica. Such interesting fabrics. I’m having a hard time deciding how to use them. This will be the first time I’ve made a wonky star block I’d better go and look out my Gwen Marston Liberated Quiltmaking II book and get cracking!
Yesterday I was assigned my February swap partner for the Block Swap Adventure. So, it being a public holiday, I decided to set to and get ready. My partner wanted any pattern for a 12.5″ square block in reds, whites and blues.
I’m making this block with freezer paper templates. Yes, dear swap partner you are my guinea pig.
I hope it works out. I printed and cut out all the templates. Cut out all the pieces – all 80 of them! – and now I’m ready to go – hand-piecing.
I’m hoping to take it with me to sit and sew and get started today.
I don’t want to give too much away just yet but here’s a sneak peek of the preparations.
By the way, I’m pretty sure that you can still join the Block Swap adventure if you’d like to. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. So far we have 54 members.