Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lone Star and Sewing Started!!!

This Month in our Bees Knees group my good friend Corey asked us to make a Lone Star block using this tutorial that takes out the Y seams and uses triangles instead.  So awesome!!!   She sent us some of her gorgeous prints from her past collections and some Moda Cross-weave background, so pretty :)  I had so much fun making this block!!!  I always love a block that challenges me with lots of  points to line up, and these points were even matched on the angle, so great!!!    And I have to say, I am pretty proud of how it all came together, and you know I totally want to make an entire quilt of these now!!! 

And after I finished sewing my bee block, I read through your wonderful and very helpful comments (thanks so much for that!!!)  from yesterday and came to a decision.  I am going with the black background!!!   I really do love how it makes the colors pop and it is indeed something New to try, which is always fun.   As was mentioned in the comments, I was a little worried about the darker blue otter print showing up on the black, but after looking at it right next to it, I decided there is enough contrast.  And once it is all sewn together, if it blends to much my backup plan is to stitch around that particular block (it will be the center) in a gold thread to make it stand out more ;)  So now, I am off to the machine to get these Flying Geese started!!

I hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Day!!! 
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