A couple of years ago Amanda Hall from Monkey Buttons came to our quilt group to give a workshop on some of her designs. I chose to make the split stars using some layer cakes from Zen Chic.
As the cutting was quite complex and the making of the block was rather time consuming, I didn’t make a lot of progress at the class and the project had become one of those UFOs lurking at the bottom of a box. And if I’m honest, I wasn’t very happy with how the blocks turn out – you need to be really accurate.
So it seemed about time to get on and finish it – I thought it would make a rather lively statement on the bed in our shepherd’s hut.
Each of the blocks needs two backgrounds and fabric for two half stars.
With some careful cutting I’ve managed to get enough fabric to make two half triangles so the star is truly split .
So far I’ve made 16 blocks and they have not got any quicker to make! I’ve also realised that I get quite bored making lots of the same block even using different fabrics so rather than make another 14 which I think I need to make the quilt big enough, I’m going to put the blocks I’ve made so far on point on a dark grey background and go from there. But I don’t seem to have the right grey in my stash and will need to wait for my local patchwork shop (Sew & Sos in Bungay) to open after the holidays.