Starlight, by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms, is a jelly roll pattern, but I'm using fabric from my stash, so my first order of business was to cut my strips.
The next step was to piece a few strips and cut some triangles. The pattern provides a template but I'm using the 60 degree ruler by Creative Grids, it couldn't be easier to get things lined up and cut those pieces.
And here are all my triangles. The floral fabric that I'm using for my large triangles is also the fabric I'm using for all my star centers.
Normally, the first thing I do when I start a new pattern is to make an inspiration block. I enjoy looking at one finished block as I make all the pieces and parts for the remaining blocks, plus it's a good double check that I'm understanding the sizes of all the pieces and parts.
This pattern is a little different, I can't really piece together a star block, because of the way the rows are combined, but here's a little peek of what a star should look like.
I'm thinking that center fabric matching the outer triangles looks pretty good so far. On my last post I got a couple of comments from folks regarding working with these triangles and this pattern, but I have to say so far, I've had no problems at all.
A few corner triangles on these pieces and I'll be good to start working on those rows.
So far everything is coming together perfectly, but I'm really eager to see a finished star block.
Like many of you I'm cleaning my house in general and my ovens, refrigerators, and cupboards specifically, in preparation for Thanksgiving. But I'm very motivated to speed through those chores each morning to get up into my sewing room each afternoon. Plus spreading the To Dos out during the coarse of a week makes them seem less like work. It's more of the same for this week but you can bet I'll be racing through my daily To Dos to get back to working on Starlight.