My Practice Block

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Earlier this week I was paper piecing a star blockWhen I was ready to put the 'parts' together, I realized I had my colors in the wrong places.  And, I did a stash reduction.  I was frustrated.  I threw the pieces away!  Next I found a different block to practice.  Simple but not used very often.  Its called Star and Moon.  My practice block is in pink/white.  

This block is very simple, but I like it for a sampler star quilt.  My star swap blocks will be blue/white and I have a fussy cut fabric for the center.   What do you think?  The blocks finish at 12".   Making a practice block is fun.  What if I had made a set of swap blocks like my paper pieced one! Aaarrrggghhh!  The center circle (moon) is hand appliqued.   That pink block will go in the pile of blocks I have stashed for a sampler quilt.  Henrietta said she is going to set them into a top when she visits me. 

Weather forecast this week is for more rain/possibly snow.  Spring--where are you??



Julianne said...

I like the block.

Unknown said...

I love star blocks and that one is great.

Vicki W said...

Spring is here in Virginia. I'll ask her to visit you soon!