Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Star BOM Block 1

I was up late finishing Block 1 for JudyL's Star BOM, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I had a little trouble trying to figure out which way to press those seams. I had more trouble with the flying geese units. Those little suckers give me trouble every time I make them, and that's me, not the directions. I usually have the best luck oversizing them and then squaring them up, but I was too tired to try to figure out where the center mark was for a unit that was supposed to measure 3-5/16" wide, so I just cut the pieces using the dimensions given. Nothing a little fudging couldn't fix!

It looks like the block narrows towards the bottom in the photo, but it doesn't--that just happens to be the angle at which I took the picture.

Credit where credit is due:
The "Rhode Island" block can be found in the EQ6 Block Library and is copyright-free.




10 comments:

Margo said...

nice Sue....I tend to like sharp colors...I am out of my box on this one...will see what mine makes up to....the bright green will be really great or really bad...I am still considering changing the very lightest fabric...will see...

Perry said...

I think your colors are fine. The block looks great!

Beth said...

The center looks like our very own star, the sun. At least that is what I remember it looking like. We have had enough rain, don't you think? Love your colors and will be watching your progress.

Vicki W said...

I've got to get my fabrics dyed so I can get started!

JudyL said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing your picture.

Barb D said...

I like your block - very nice contrast!!

Pat said...

A very nice block! I love your bright colors.

Julie said...

Oooo...pretty. The bright colors are lovely. Nice job.

liz said...

Hi Sue,
I really like your colours (especially the green & gold, true Aussie colours :)
Your finished block looks great and I can relate to the fudging too!!
Kind regards from Liz

quilterpolly said...

Block looks great. I totally get about the fudging. I really struggled with the bias. I love using thangles and the ruler 16" of an inch thru me but I prevailed and did it. I think I can...I think I can...
Polly in Long Beach