This time I went with Scrappy Stars, combining Crumb Blocks ( Bonnie Hunter style ) with the Wonky Stars of Gwen Marston. Really please with the result.
This time I added a bigger border so that after quilting I could trim them to exactly 12.5" square.
I did a little machine quilting and then hand quilted around the star shape with a mauve/purple variegated Perle Cotton.
Here they are:
And here is my favourite one:
Can you see the funky cats peering out of the centre?
I love making Crumb Blocks, using really tiny bits of fabric. I have a whole tin full of them back in the UK, probably 80 or so, and now have a little stash here in New Zealand too. I couldn't get a 4" square ruler at our nearest NZ Quilt Shop so bought a 4.5" instead which has worked very well.
Do take a look at littleislandquilting.blogspot and perhaps make a block or two for Alison's excellent project.
I was thrilled to find some of my first blocks in two quilts: Soy Amado 6 ( littleislandquilting.blogspot/2014/03/soy-amado-no-6 )
and in Soy Amado 7 ( littleislandquilting.blogspot/2014/03/soy-amado-no-7 )