Do you ever walk into your quilt room with a plan of what you want to sew and get completely derailed? The other day I decided to pin baste my UFO of the month, and started to clear the piles off my cutting mat to get the backing ready, and then I found some little tiny pieces that I had completely forgotten about!
I was so happy to see these little bits again. Now what was I going to do with them? Oh yah...I was making this adorable block that I first saw on the LeeHaven blog, and Karen called this block "Alamo Star".
And I think Karen was inspired by a quilt posted on the Strawberry Patch blog - click here to see some beautiful red and white blocks. Mrs. Goodneedle sent me the templates to make a 6" block.
If you read my post yesterday, you know I am obsessed with making blocks smaller, so I decided to make my blocks 2.25" finished.
Did I mention they are cute?!?
Cute Cute Cute!
Each block has 17 pieces.
I used my Tri-Recs rulers to cut the little shapes. I will admit the cutting is fiddly and annoying. But sewing the sweet little things together is really fun!
This project totally hijacked my sewing time and I didn't get anything else done...my quilt didn't get basted, and my cutting table did not get cleaned.
But I had a great time watching Bonnie on Quiltcam, and digging through my batik scrap bag.
See how I have several block pieces clipped together using my binding clips and ready to sew? This will be my new leader/ender project as soon as I can leave it alone and get back to what I was supposed to be sewing!