I'm doing pretty good with my goal of starting and finishing one Hallowe'en 1904 block per day.
Here's my fourth block.
For this block I went with 4 different pieces of fabric for the stars and their backgrounds. For the outer half square triangles I went with the same fabric for all four sides with the same background fabric.
Here's a peek at my design wall.
So far so good!
The first time I tried to square up my center star block I was a bit stumped. The star blocks finish at 5 1/4". That's sort of an odd size and nearly impossible to get directly in the middle of my star block, since there are no straight lines to line up with and finding the center was a bit of a puzzle. To solve my dilemma I cut a piece of freezer paper the exact size of the finished block. Using the top star point as my guide, I then put the square of freezer paper over the star, making sure all the star points are inside the square.
I then press the wax paper in place and square up the block, cutting 1/4" bigger than the paper.
It works perfectly, as you can see from the stars in my blocks above.
Nicole at Sister's Choice is working on this project also and it is just hilarious to see our different takes on how to make this quilt. I hope you're following Nicole's progress and are enjoying watching her progress as much as I am. As a matter of fact, her applique pumpkins are so cute I think I may have to work on mine tomorrow! I sure hope I can get one whole block done in a day!