Penny Rose skipped a week, so it’s been a while since I posted an update for Traditional Block Thursday. Their latest tutorial is the Friendship Star Block and has a great story behind it. I created half-square triangles again, which I didn’t have as good a turnout on them as I did with the Shoo-Fly block. I know where I messed up, but the amount of reproduction prints that I have on hand are precious to me. I only bought 6 fat quarters and I’m trying to utilize every cut of fabric 🙂
My error on making HST’s is trimming down to size without ensuring the diagonal seam is kept center. This resulted on one side being smaller than the other. See here on Penny Rose Fabrics tutorial, they use a diagonal line on the ruler to match up with the diagonal seam, then trim.
So from my block there are two areas where the star’s corners don’t meet. But I’m okay with that, lol. I learned from my mistake and thinking I can use this block as my quilt label. It would be a nice touch, especially with my name embroidered in the middle, as the women did in the Western Movement. Not sure what to expect for the final layout, but I can always make another Friendship Star for the front.