Saturday, 23 March 2013

Lucky Stars BOM - March "Ninja Star"


This month's Lucky Stars BOM with Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy is called 'Ninja Star'.

I was honestly surprised at how easy this block came together.  I liked the fabrics of the block on the pattern so much that I tried to match my own fabrics to the colours as closely as I could, except for the background fabric, mine is all black.

So with all my pieces cut I jumped right in.  My biggest concern was matching the seams since there is no real guide.  So when it came to piecing the blocks together, I matched the ¼ inch line which should in at the edge of the block, marked on the paper (left picture) and hoped that it will be a good enough guide.  To make sure it worked I changed the stitch length to three and sewn just to the right (right picture) of the stitch line.


The picture below clearly shows the larger stitches, if I had to rip them out, it would not be too difficult, if I made a mistake and I kept my stitches so small, it would be much harder.



It worked perfectly.  So I just went back and sewn on that same line with a smaller stitch to secure it properly.


I had again used the scraps from the large 12½ inch block to make the smaller 6½ inch block.  Unfortunately my seams did not match up as neatly as with he large block.  I did rip out quite a few times, but that was as close as I could get it.


Here is a LINK to my other blocks I've made so far.

If you'd like to see hundreds of other beautiful blocks, visit the flickr group.

Happy quilting.

3 comments:

Elita en Suisse said...

Beautiful job Marelize! That black background makes those vibrant colours glow. Very nicely done!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Love the momma and baby star side by side - great pic!

Daphne Lewis said...

Paper piecing is so much fun! I love this star!!

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