Friday, April 27, 2012

Oh My Stars! Progress

I have completed all 15 of the twelve inch star blocks!

And I have the pieces cut for the remaining 18 eight inch stars I need to make.

I still can't wrap my head around the number of 1" finished half square triangle units I still need to make though. In case you don't remember, it's 480! If you would like to join in the fun and make a bazillion half square triangles too (really, it's fun!) the tutorials for all the blocks can be found by clicking the Oh My Stars! button on the right hand side of this page or just click here. This takes you to the main landing page for the quilt along. The tutorials for each block can be found by clicking on the image of the blocks at the bottom of this main page.

It should be noted that if you follow the directions in the tutorials you will not have to make a bazillion half square triangles. I have chosen to construct the blocks differently because I know I will be more accurate if I make half square triangles rather than the flying geese construction described in the tutorials. The first tutorial gives an excellent explanation of the basic flying geese type method used in most of the blocks.

The things I like about this quilt are (1) its stars, (2) the sizes of the stars varies, and (3) the layout is interesting (by this I mean not rows or on-point or anything standard).


Fran said...

You are so organised! I love how this quilt is looking so far.

Mama Pea said...

They sure are beautiful! You are going to just love this quilt when it's done. I really wish I was doing it with you. My new flying geese ruler would be fun to try with this. It's supposed to give really good, accurate flying geese units.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Your star blocks are gorgeous, Lynn. I love the colors.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I just can't imagine making all those little stars with the 1" pieces. You are a star quilter!

Deb said...

I especially love star quilts, too! All the blocks look great! I almost did the Star Along...have the site marked but didn't start it. I wouldn't want to think about 480 triangles either!

Barbara Anne said...

What glorious stars!!!

Applause, applause!!!!!!!!!