Saturday, February 14, 2009

'My Lucky Stars' Block of the Week

This is the Block Party's block #7. (Go to Friday's Block Party on my side bar for more info.) This block is described as an 8 inch block. It has 69 pieces of fabric in it!

Is it me or is that just insane? I couldn't see myself making this block in an 8-inch size - too many seam allowances to try to iron down.

So I cheated!

I turned mine into a 12 inch block. It still has 69 pieces in it, but everything is 50% bigger. It still took me three hours to put together though. I think it turned out to be a very pretty block, but this week I will only make one of this pattern. I don't mind making the half square triangles, but the sew and flip pieces drive me crazy! I can never get them right. I used some more bright fabrics in keeping with the other 12in. blocks in my series.

9 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

fantastic work! I too may re-size the block when I get to it -- as you say seam allowance nightmare otherwise I fear.... :-)

I love the fabrics you used -- that swirly stuff is just fantastic.

Chris said...

Wow! That is gorgeous. I have that crazy fabric but never really knew what to do with it. I love your use. It gives the block so much motion.

Barb said...

That is amazing.....and alot of work!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

oh my that is just beautiful, love the fabric! Happy V-Day to you too!

Sherri said...

What a gorgeous block...and so many pieces!!!

the dutch purple rabbit said...

i love purple and this blog.
you amaze me every week with a blog.

nynke

Rosaline said...

Wouldn't your block make a lovely quilt? You're really good with color combination. I bet your guild members seek you out often when they're trying to decide what colors to select.

*karendianne. said...

Woah! Amazing block. You should be proud. I just knew you'd post something wonderful this weekend. I just knew it!!! You're such a treat.

Lynda said...

69 pieces in an 8" block? You did the right thing by enlarging it, and it looks so good!