Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bee blocks for April

For April Sew Modern Bee, Shanna asked for Rainbow Stars. She gave us an inspiration mosaic and said we could do what we like with the fabrics she sent us.  She had a lot of wonky on there and I don't do wonky well (at least not on purpose). So I decided to do some paper piecing.


The first was this Rainbow Star Block. The pattern is found here.


And this one is my favorite. It's also found here and is called the Birthday Star block. The visual illusion on this one is fun. If you look at the original block, it's actually made for 2 solid colors and there is an interlocking square in the star.  When I started this, I tried to do a cool square and a warm star. You can see it if you are looking for it. But in my opinion, when you look at the block, it kind of just looks like a swirling star. And I probably would have arranged the colors differently if I did it again. Either way, I love it and I hope Shanna does too!


For do.Good Stitches, Marian asked us for house blocks using this Olive and Ollie Tutorial. It's a great tutorial and easy to follow. Here are my two blocks. First, what I've been calling my hippie house...

And my purple house.


Hope you like them Marian! This is going to be a fun quilt when put together.


8 comments:

Anna said...

LOve those! The interlocking star is so cool!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The stars are wonderful, and the houses super cute!

Katie B. said...

Woah, that bday star is awesome!

Katy Cameron said...

Loving all your rainbows, especially the hippie house :oD

Kati said...

Those all look great! I especially love the birthday star.

natski said...

Beautiful blocks, do you get to show off the whole quilt to us when it's all finished?

Jacey said...

They all look fabulous! I really do love the Birthday star block, and your hippie house!

Leila said...

Wow!!! I am loving those stars. That site is a great resource for star patterns - thanks for sharing!!

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