Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Bee Blocks (Part 2)

Have you been following the Solstice Stars Series on Fresh Lemons Quilts?  I have!  I am truly enjoying the idea of a new star to try each week.  There will be five stars all together, but we are only three weeks into the tutorials, so I have three stars to show you.

Week 1 was the Ribbon Star.  This was very basic and to the point; a great way to kick off a series.

 
Week 2 was the Whirling Star.  This was new to me, so it was very interesting.  I liked the shape and could see myself using it in a quilt.  Now, here's the rub....it's paper piecing.  I had never paper pieced before so I had to build up a bit of courage.  That being said, the tutorial was so well written I could easily follow along with minimal unpicking.  It was a great way to learn a new technique!


And week 3 was the Another Star.  I don't know if that's the real name or if Faith was tired of looking at stars.  Either way, I jumped on the bandwagon and made another.  I wish I flipped the star points so the green triangle does not merge with the green center strip.  Live and learn.  Still, I am happy with the final block.


Theses three blocks are off to Judith to be included in a Bee Blessed quilt.  I hope she doesn't mind receiving the next two Solstice Stars in March's bee!

18 comments:

Lynne said...

What is it with stars on the blogs I follow? Seems to be the trend of 2012. Better think about making some -- some day! LOL

Nicky said...

These are all lovely Cindy! I like the merging into one with the green - I love that we can play with people's minds like that when we play with fabric - it would work really well in a whole quilt of that star! Well what are you waiting for!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, I love these stars! The colours just sing together! The little touches of purple are brilliant!

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh well done on your p.piecing! Makes all the points so much more pointy I find! You'll be addicted in no time! Thanks so much for donating these to Bee Blessed! So looking forward to the next ones! Jxo

susan said...

Lovely stars. You can push me on the paper piecing thing once all this swap nonsense is done!

HaHa! Today's word verification is goblog!!

Flying Blind... said...

Well done on the successful paper piecing x

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Love them LOVE them! Especially love that first one.

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

I really enjoy paper piecing. It is a skill that can be ever so handy. You have pumped out some beautiful stars. Great work.

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

BTW I am struggling a bit with my work schedule I hope to have the podcast up this weekend.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

beautiful :) I'm still attempting to get blocks right for Judith!! I need to make it a priority - I will get one to be 12.5"!!

Katy Cameron said...

Great job on all those stars, and WTG on embracing the paper piecing. This QAL is on my list to go back to once the SHQ QAL ends in March, and I'll use them and the HST QAL to produce my next blankets of love top (well, that's my cunning plan anyway...)

The Thompsons said...

They look great! Love the colors you chose- they go really well together.

Susan said...

Wonderful job on each block...I think the Whirling Star is my favorite.

Judy said...

Wonderful star blocks! What did you think of paper piecing? I like the bright colors that you're working with.

randi--i have to say said...

beautiful stars! i have been pinning the tutorials and i hope to find the time to make them up. so pretty!

Sarah said...

Lovely stars :-)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Well done on the PPing - the star is wonderful! Actually, they all are!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Oh I do have to try some of these!
Love the fresh crisp look!

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