Deb from Works in Progress is making some quilts for families who lost their homes in the recent earthquakes. She has asked fellow bloggers to participate in making blocks for the quilts. I was eager to oblige thinking it would be a good opportunity to try out some new blocks....The hardest part would be deciding which ones to make... surely?
I thought i would have a go at a star block. Fairly straightforward? I have actually made these before ( many moons ago ) using a pattern with all the cutting instructions laid out, but trying to work out what size to cut those triangles , I could not figure it out for the life of me! Got there in the end in an unconventional way and wasted more fabric than i care for, but it turned out quite well....
The second block that i dont want to share photos of was an asterix block, which started out bad and just got worse, some of the asterix pieces didnt line up... thats ok.. and then when i went to trim it to size I cut off too much...oh ohhh! Its been thrown on the floor in disgust so Deb, if you read this I have one block for you, and if i get time I will make another!
PS If you can help out by making a red or blue block 12.5" square, Im sure Deb would love to hear from you!