I loved making the Ohio Star block. It made me feel like I was rockin' my quilt world! Then the next day when I worked on the Double Star block, I was knocked off my so-called pedestal and plummeted down to a day of frustration and backache from hunching over tearing out seams. I think it was an ominous sign when I discovered the very first four squares to make my flying geese had to be ripped out because right sides were not facing each other - yee gads! What happened to my MoJo from last night? I am stubborn and I was determined to hump my machine across those thick seams and keep going. Kind of like watching a train wreck. Amazing how a block looks so much better when the points are going in the right direction.
|Ohio Star Block|
|Double Star Block|
I sewed the last row on two sides incorrectly with the white part facing in and had to rip it all out. I think what was frustrating me the most about this block was I couldn't square up my flying geese. I have become addicted to squaring up as much as possible. It was reminding me of days gone by when I had no idea what squaring up meant.
|Four blocks seen together|
|Audrey & Jamie visit a Fire Department|