Friday, 14 September 2012

It is October, did you know?

Did you know it is now October? I am sure it is. You see, I am part of the hip bees, and we all were so inspired by Judith that, I think, we all got our September blocks done extra quick, so as Jan was all prepared (scary, I know) she sent her scraps early, so we could have extra thinking time. Well, the Post office really did a job there! The parcel- have you ever tried typing with cat help. A cold dampish nose butting at your hands on the keys- makes life super easy, I assure you!- arrived the following day. And that evening someone had made their block!
I am not as quick off the mark, but Thursday morning, driving to work, a little image popped into my head, so when I came home that evening, it had to be done!

So, what did Jan send? Denyse Schmidt, and cream. Wonky stars to twinkle, on a cream ground. Size? various of stars, but 12.5" Block to be sent.  And some Magic stars arrived to aid our inspiration. ( No, they are still intact, I haven't had my rolo's yet, so the stars must wait!)
 So, the image in my head, had a central cream star in the middle square of the main star, and then a smaller star at one corner.
Now, for a 12.5" block each piece of it has to be 4.5". So the centre square has to be divided in 3, and will end up at 4". So the finished central squarewill be 1.3". So each part then must start 1.8", to give a seam allowance. Ok I sort of guestimated, and then trimmed to size!
 Then I made most of the rest as per any normal wonky star, but one corner, I put another mini star into, And then panicked! Is this over the top?

So I 'auditioned' it, with a plain corner,

  and with a stellar corner.

 The stellar one won!

So this will get posted off next week. When I have a signature block made. It is good to have October in September!


Di said...

I can't keep up with you lot. You are all making my life as Mama Bee very easy. Perhaps we will have November in October! We will have to change our name to Bee Ahead! Di x

Elvy Crafts said...

Lovely work!

Second Chance Tan said...

Ooooo lovely, this is the speediest bee group ever! x

Catherine said...

I havn't started mine yet! And Di has no worries about November being early as that is me and I keep changing my mind every 5 minutes, but I think I know what I want to do now.
Love your block

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks great!

Isisjem said...

It's a fab star! It's going to look very lovely and twinkly in my quilt. It's so exciting being Miss October!

Pam said...

Love this block, both the stars and the fabric!!!

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

ooh I love your wonky stars block! might have to try that design soon :)

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