Monday, January 28, 2013

It's like riding a bike.....

Well, it's been a while but I've finally got my sewing machines unpacked and up and running again. My first task was January's blocks for the Cherish circle of do.Good stitches. This month we had to make stars in blue and white. I chose to do a paper pieced star following this tutorial:
This was heaps of fun, and it gives lovely sharp points on all the corners. I still have trouble getting my head around which way to line things up when I'm paper piecing, I had to pull a few seams out.

Next I decided to try something completely new. I made a circle of stars with wonky stars following this tutorial.

The pieces in the stars for this block are 1.5" square. I'd never made wonky stars before. With pieces this size it was tricky to make sure I wasn't going to lose all the points when I sewed the blocks together. As you can see I was only partially successful.

Now that I'm back in the saddle, I've got a huge list of projects to complete!