One of the first of March blocks in the Just Takes 2 quilt is a feathered star. I think sometime many years ago when I was a beginning quilter I tackled one of these and I thought, "oh that isn't so hard". I have no idea what happened to that block but for the last couple days I have been working on this one.
As you can see by my sewing room, I have directions at the right of the machine, at the machine, and at the left of the machine.
I am taking it nice and slow and laying out each piece like a big puzzle.
This post was almost named "how many ways is it possible to sew half square triangles together wrong". I can tell you there are A LOT of ways. My seam ripper is stationed right next to my scissors by the machine.
I am having fun however, being mostly an appliquer, the piecing of this quilt is good for me to keep up those skills. I learned with this block that even if you press your seams open as the instructions suggest you can still see the points on the open pressed seams for accurate piecing.
The next block for this quilt is a compass star!!! Yikes!!!!
Happy Quilting Day (and St. Patricks Day) to you all! Bop on over to http://www.thequiltshow.com/ and enjoy some free shows this weekend, they are available Mar 16 -18. I have my computer set up in my sewing room and am listening to shows as I stitch.