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.