What was I thinking, Part 2: a finish!

Ha! I have tamed the feathered star block!

Patricia's feathered starIn 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?

patricia 4It worked perfectly.  I could not be happier.

This feathered star was one of two blocks that I’m sending off to a Birthday Block Swap recipient.  Here’s the other block:

patricia 1This one was much easier to make.  It’s a pineapple variation.

patricia 3I 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.

Patricia's feathered star2

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?

pickled star 3Wow!  I like it!  What if I swapped the blocks around….

pickled star 4I like that too!  I really like the juxtaposition of curves and spikes.

The blue is a little overwhelming, I think.  What if I shrunk the pickle dish blocks down a bit?

pickled star2

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!

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3 thoughts on “What was I thinking, Part 2: a finish!

  1. I don’t know which I like the best; the larger pickle dish, or the smaller one! In any case, I sure love the feathered star paired with the pickle dish! Thanks for sharing!

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