Something completely different is on the design wall today. These blocks are for a charity quilt being made for my quilt guild. The comfort quilt committee picked the pattern and the fabrics, and pre-cut everything for us. All we have to do is take some baggies home and sew blocks...
This pattern from Tula Pink is called "The Stars Align" and is a free download over at Coats - click here.
I am so comfortable sewing small pieces, that these 16" blocks seemed enormous to be working on. I felt like Alice in Wonderland with tiny hands sewing huge squares!
I put one of my tiny Alamo star blocks in the middle of one of the stars. Can you see it?!? So cute and sweet! That's my comfort zone and the size I am happiest working with.
I must admit that you can build a quilt much more quickly with these large blocks. I have been making Alamo Star blocks for 5 years and have yet to make enough blocks to turn into a decent size quilt!
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I am speaking at the Haldimand Quilters' Guild tonight. I'm not sure where exactly that is, but I still have a few hours to figure out where I'm going and how I'm going to get there!