Friday, October 15, 2010

Lessons Learned. . .

Always the hard way, ya know?

So, I'm working on another lonestar last week and very proud of my progress, moving along quickly and finished piecing and cutting all the strips, then piecing the perfectly fitting diamonds....then putting all 8 of those diamonds together to only realize. . . . .I cut at the wrong angle and ending making 6 points verses 8 points....le sigh.  The kicker?

I originally cut the correct angle on the first strip set and thought "shoot that was the wrong angle"....I had 60 degrees stuck in my head for some reason....needless to say, strips must be cut at 45 degrees (ya know the math of 8 times 45 equals 360....ya know a full circle - - ugh!!). 

Oh well, it still turned out nicely and will work fine as a 6 point star and a smaller quilt top, but I'm very sure I won't forget to ever cut the strips at 45 degrees again.  I'm using black as the background and some cool chili pepper fabric as the border.


  1. WEll, good that you cut them all the wrong angle....instead of just a couple. Looks great! Can't wait to see it finished.

  2. I like it ! no matter how many points, it's a great looking star.
    I am still wrestling with a group project that I agreed to finish.
    This is perfect quilting weather. I've been to Patches 3 times in the last week.
    Hope all is well with you.

  3. I think your star is bright and cheery. You can make 8 points next time.

  4. Look at it this way... you have already StArTeD another quilt top...

  5. DOH! I like it anyways. Such a cheerful Lone Star! I can't wait to see it with the pepper fabric.

  6. Ooof! That's rough. But even with the wrong cut you ended up with a beautiful star! And how perfect it will be with chili peppers! :)