Hi, Ladies! My summer projects are finished (except for painting the house!) and Daughter Erin is off to her overseas teaching post, so I'm back to quilting small projects and UFOs - one of the UFOs, though not exactly an "object", is to catch up with you all on FBP!
So... here is my "Northumberland Star". I made it in Christmas fabric because I didn't like one of the blocks assigned for another BOM I'm doing and this nice block can do double duty. I really like the block, but I absoluely hated all the potentially wobbly-edged diagonal pieces! I really don't like the way the feed dogs grab at the fabric when it is on the bias! My points came out OK and the block did finish at 12 1/2" like it was supposed to, so my piecing technique is getting better.
Not so much for my photographic technique, though. I took the picture outside (we're having another really hot day - the 10th one that will be a record-breaker) and the gold print caught the light funny... and the green leaves at some of the corners makes it look like I missed more points than I did - I did miss a couple. Need to get better at NOT "key-stoning" the pictures, too!
Overall the block is elegant, and I could see making a whole quilt of these - but not in just three colors! I'd have to go scrappy with the points maybe (change out the greens for multi-color), and keep the center (all the red bits)and BG consistent.