I decided since I have a finish... I'd finally take the plunge this year and made one lemoyne star by hand a day while waiting in the car line. Well, might not be one per day... they do take a while to hand piece but I'll sure make a lot while waiting this year! Ok, school started last week so I am a wee bit behind, but I'm sure there will be some rain days when I need to be in line for pickup forever.... =) These little guys will finish at 4.5 inches... and I should have 180 of them (or a whole lot if not the full 180!) by the end of the school year. I'm thinking maybe alternate them with a plain block should make it a nice size.... but plenty of time to worry about that much later.....
I had this hope chest line of fat quarters from Connecting Threads that got washed last week in preparation for printing on the fabric. It is nice pastels in a 30's type style of green, lilac, and blue. I'm sure at some point I will be adding fabrics from the stash but will start with these.
This is a look at the back of the fabrics with the ink on them... for those who were wondering. I used 11 to print on the darker and 2 to print on the white.
And.. my first completed block.
|Back of block - not pressed|
|front of block - not pressed.|
So exciting. I have enough prepped for the rest of the week. I think Sunday's will become my prep day for these... nice and relaxing and done in just a little bit of time. This is the fist block I started with but it should become finished block number 2 today in the car line.
A needle, thread, scissors and a running stitch is all you need. It all fits into a handy ziplock sandwich bag that tucks right into my purse. Perfect take with me project this year.