Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Block Of the Month Quilt Blocks

After I finished changing out the pullover zipper for a full-length one in Durwood's birthday gift, I got started on the quilt blocks because we're leaving next Saturday morning for a 2-week vacation.

The blocks this month are both stars, Ohio Star and Double Star.  I enjoyed making them both, especially my first foray into making flying geese for the Double Star.

Figuring out how to place the ruler to cut out the center of the Ohio Star took some time but I managed.

I'm happy with the contrast of the dark blue, yellow, and the blue with orange (looks kind of universe-ish, I think) in the center.  I was looking for an opportunity to use those three fabrics for months.  I think I made the right choice.

With the passage of each month I'm more eager to get to November when we learn to assemble the blocks with sashing between them (dark cocoa brown) and put it all together with the batting and backing, and in December when it's time to machine quilt and bind it.

1 comment:

Aunt B said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt. Both those stars are so pretty. And I do see the universe in that one middle block. Good job!!!