Here are two of my favourite blocks from the Just takes 2 quiltalong -(http://justtakes2.com/about-the-quilt/)
Loved this block – and the way it magically emerges from the nine patches. First time I did y-seams too, were quite simple! This block really was not as intimidating as it looks, because the perfect instructions. I did make the corner squares 1/8 inch smaller than the given instructions, benefiting from the experience of a fellow participant. Everything fell beautifully into place 🙂
Isn’t it a striking looking block? Maybe, one day, I’ll do a full quilt! Meanwhile, here is a close -up of one of the arms.
This is machine pieced (not foundation pieced, and no hand piecing)
Eight Point Star (November Star?)
This block is hand pieced. And I did not add the seam allowance when cutting the pieces from the template! Which meant that the diamonds (with 4 angular seams) would not really fit into the triangles (with 3 angular seams) and squares (with 2 straight seams) . I managed to put it together with 1/8 inch seams in some places and 1/6″ (?) in others. My red ripper proved to be a great friend!
This also meant that my star was about 4″ instead of 6″ 🙁
I decided to add a red and grey border to it to bring it to size.
Here is a view of the wrong side –
Have you seen anything untidier? But I do love the little star in the middle!
And the right side was not so bad after all.
The centre is not really a point – more of a swirl – but I don’t mind that at all. This is my `Framed Whirling 8-Point Star’ 🙂