Star Sampler – Week 13

As I have mentioned, I am behind on this project. We both should be done with the 8″ blocks and finishing up the 4″ stars. We are on Week 13, which was supposed to be finished during the week of April 22. TFQ chose these blocks and I just started them on Sunday.

  • Basic Star
  • Free Trade (Around the Block, page 67)
  • A Salute to the Colors (Around the Block Again, page 106)
  • Chisholm Trail (Once More Around the Block, page 50)
Star Sampler: Free Trade - 8"
Star Sampler: Free Trade

Free Trade was the first block I sewed to try and catch up.

I like the look of the squares and half square triangles in the center.

I used squares for the center that had been rejected from other blocks. I couldn’t find any to match, so I used some that would look good together and, perhaps, create a little added movement in the block.

I was pleased with myself for thinking of this. I happened to be filing scraps in the course of tidying up the workroom when I thought of it.

Star Sampler Week 13
Star Sampler Week 13

I finished all of the blocks last night.I don’t usually sew during the week, but my mom had to switch her days (she usually comes over on Tuesdays to see the Young Man) so I threw caution to the wind and just worked. I don’t know what DH was doing (ballgame, maybe?), but he didn’t want to catch up on a show with me until later.

So, TFQ picked these blocks and they were fine. I wasn’t really pleased with A Salute to Colors (lower left) when I saw the pattern, but I changed around a couple of colors and like it now that it is done.

Chisholm Trail
Chisholm Trail

My favorite of this group is the Chisholm Trail block. I love the way the fabrics work together.

The fabric I used for the arms of the star is perfect in that space with the other fabrics.

I am pleased.

Now I have to get busy with the blocks for Week 14. I have one cut out, one made and another 41 4″ Sawtooth Stars to cut out and sew.