I have not yet started to join in quilt-a-longs or block parties for a few reasons:
- My stash of fabric isn’t very large
- I would worry if I have to complete a block on a deadline. Don’t want to let anyone down.
- I don’t think I’m good enough yet.
However if I’m ever going to move on from beginner, I do need to start to learn different patterns. I know that I could be considerably better at cutting accurately and sewing a true ¼ inch, so it’s no surprise that this block could be better.
It’s from crazy mom quilts' Star quilt along (week 11) , and whilst I may never do a whole quilt, there are several blocks I really love and will make to practice getting all those points and seams line up. There’s quite a lot of puckering and at least 1 seam that’s not straight (OK, you can see a lot more than 1). Not to mentions seams/points that don’t meet. So, the three horizontal rows are going to be ripped back and redone until they look reasonably good. It may get made into a pillow to match the quilt I am working on at present as it’s using up some of the same fabrics.
I really do love these stars (they are so dainty don’t you think?) but I also admire and aspire to anyone who can think this all up! At the moment I’m strictly following someone else’s pattern or design. I think I was at the back of the queue when they were giving out genuine creativity. Who knows though, what I may achieve in the future…………