Friday, May 14, 2010
A Buncha Blocks
These are some of my favorite traditional blocks. I know that they have many different names, but I prefer to call them "shining stars." I particularly like these because they are well suited to particular piecing á la Paula Nadelstern with all the diamond shapes and the way they fit together. When made with the right fabric choices, they truly shine. Although, I think, they look pretty good with any fabric choices.
I have also been working on the blocks for my piecing club (the other posts are here and here). And yes, I know that the outer triangles on that top block aren't sewn on yet -- I'll get to it.
I haven't made all the the blocks because I just wasn't crazy about them. This month the two blocks are made with the dreaded "A-word" (appliqué) -- so I'm saving up used dryer sheets for that. Stay tuned...