The cold, damp, rainy weather is just perfect for hiding out in my Quilt Cave and piecing Evening Stars!
These start out as four matching scrap bricks of 4 1/2" by 2 1/2" that I make into a set of flying geese using four light 21/2" squares. I know that I could do it with the speed-geese method, but I greedily want to make all those bonus HST's from the geese corners.
Every time that I complete one of these, I have a secret inner gasp at how pretty they look to me. The center big square is cut at 4 1/2" and it goes together like a nine-patch's construction.
I like the look of making all four of the 2 1/2" corners match, but not one of these stars is the same.
Would anyone out there care to join me at making some of these? I swear they are addictively fun!
I plan to use them in a quilt this time and not just as potholders. But I'm not sure if I'd like to do a red print sashing? Or maybe just alternating plain blocks with a red print inner border? We'll see. Tell me what you think!
My husband, Felix and I are still best friends after 40+ years of marriage. Although we have no kids, we spoil our dog rotten on our 20+ acre hobby farm in beautiful downtown Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire, U.S.A.