Ha! I have tamed the feathered star block!
In my last post, I was trying to figure out how to handle those Y seams. They are not fun to sew, especially if you’re
anal um, detail-oriented like me and insist on seams matching perfectly. In the end, I decided to fold under some seam allowances, glue-baste, and topstitch. Can you see the stitches?
This feathered star was one of two blocks that I’m sending off to a Birthday Block Swap recipient. Here’s the other block:
I have to be honest and say the feathered star is my favorite of the two. I like it so much I started playing around with it in EQ.
I don’t remember the name of this blue block, but I tried it because I like how the sides point out where the feathered star goes in.
However, the scale is all wrong. The blue blocks are way too large for the more delicate-looking FS blocks. So I went back to browsing EQ’s block library.
Hmmm. Pickle dish?
The blue is a little overwhelming, I think. What if I shrunk the pickle dish blocks down a bit?
Okay I think this one is my favorite!
I just realized that I started out wanting to add a block that was complimentary to the shape of the feathered star, but I ended up with something totally different. How cool is that. Hopefully someday I’ll get around to making this as a wall hanging!