These are the blocks from months 11 and 12. I had fun with these blocks but did have a couple of problems with construction. When you look closely you can see a bit of ripple in each and every flying geese part of the star. Since I have not had this problem before I am guessing that a couple things could have caused it. First is that I just wasn’t careful enough … entirely possible and probable. Second is the fabric and how to work with it. The indigo fabrics are heavy, even heavier than the homespun … this quilt has both. Since the other fabrics are traditional quilting cottons, I can’t help but wonder how I could have pieced these differently. Since it is unlikely I will be using them again I will not dwell on it.
Another result of the construction problem is that the blocks do not measure properly. Each measures 14.25 inches rather than 14.5 inches. At least they are consistent!
What to do with 48 large star blocks? Not sure i want a quilt that is 82 x 110. Maybe a couple (few) throw quilts? pillows? table toppers?
Next up … I am going to try to make a toothbrush rag rug.