Usually before I even start planning my BOM's for the Lucky Stars BOM, I would read up on the flickr group for any issues anyone might have with the block, trouble with seams not lining up, cutting instructions etc. I found no comments or discussions so I went right on ahead and picked my fabrics and started cutting.
It being so close to the next BOM, and so many blocks already made by others, and because there was not any updated emails notifying us of mistakes with the pattern I thought it'd be safe to carry on. I was just a tad bit upset after cutting all my fabrics, pieced half of the block when I found that there where two pieces of fabric that was one inch smaller than it should have been. I went back to the instructions thinking that I made a mistake, but there it was written clearly, some of the pieces had a one inch difference and both should have been the same size. So it meant that I had to start from scratch. I'm making this quilt all out scraps, so the colours and prints I wanted to use was already cut and just enough for this block. If it was larger than the instructions it would have been a different story. If not for time I've already spent piecing I guess it would have been okay, making a block using this technique really takes hours.,.... sigh!
So, ...let me not complain to much about it, what's done is done, and I do like what I've ended up with. Now at least I will know to look twice before even starting, regardless if anyone has posted concerns or not.
After piecing the separate sections, we had a choice of two different layouts. 'A' which is the original placement and 'B' another variation.
Layout 'A' Left - Layout 'B' Right
I liked 'B' the most, but felt that the light pink fabric was just too bright, and I think for it to have really worked it should have been a neutral subtle colour to not draw attention away from the center star. So I went with 'A'.
As with all the other BOM's I used the scraps that was left after making the 12½ inch block to make the 6½ inch block.
The only thing that worries me a tiny bit, is all the bulk of fabric that comes together at most of the points. I actually broke a needle going over one of the points of the star, I guess when I quilt it I'll have to try and move around it rather than stitch over it.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.