Tell It To The Stars, February Clue

Tell It To The Stars

I was able to spend a part of last Sunday working on the February clue for Tell It To The Stars.

I started with 8 Half Square Triangles (lovingly called HSTs) and I used the “no waste method” which I didn’t realize was called the “no waste method”.  This is the way I’ve always made HSTs.  I can’t remember when I first learned how to do them but this was the way I’ve always made them.  When I did Celtic Solstice with Bonnie Hunter (which I’m still working on), I learned how to do HSTs with the TriRecs ruler.  Now, if I had to do any more than 8 then I would definitely use the TriRecs ruler.  The main reason… drawing the line down the middle.  That step always just holds up the entire process for me.  Doing 8 this way is no problem but I would definitely not draw those lines for a grip load of HSTs.

Tell It To The Stars Step 1 2/2/14

Tell It To The Stars
Step 1
2/2/14

Then we made flying geeses.  I didn’t know there was a “no waste method” to flying geese.  I googled it and found a few tutorials on how to do these.  I always like learning something new to see if it’s a better method than what I’ve been doing.  To be able to create 4 flying geeses at a time is a great time saver and something I hope I remember to do next time.  However mine weren’t that accurate in the end. Not a big deal but I could tell they were a smidge or two off.  I’m not sure where I went wrong but I could tell that a bunch of my points were going to get flattened.  I’m going to have to pay attention when I do them next to see where things might have gone wrong.

Tell It To The Stars Step 2 & 3 2/2/14

Tell It To The Stars
Step 2 & 3
2/2/14

And I’m loving the finished block.  

Tell It To The Stars 2 finished blocks 2/2/14

Tell It To The Stars
2 finished blocks
2/2/14

Here it is with January’s blocks.  I’m loving the color combinations and the hand dyed fabrics.

Tell It To The Stars Blocks 1 and 2 together February 2, 2014

Tell It To The Stars
Blocks 1 and 2 together
February 2, 2014

~Wish I was quilting!

Melanie

see my page “Tell It To The Stars” for past and future posts.

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