Sometimes a quilt just needs something “simple.” And although it’s not simple to do diagonal straight lines on a longarm machine (the machine head just loves loves loves to swirl and move all over the place on you!), sometimes it’s the right thing to do. So out came my template ruler. And I love the result.
Then on the border I felt swirly was in order. So this pattern sprang to mind (yeah, it did hurt a little). I used a dark gray thread on the black fabric, which when I had some thread build-up from going around the circle three times, looked kind of cool.
I made a block for the space challenge!
I love star blocks and haven’t made one for awhile. So I sat down with my EQ6 software and did a quick design for a paper pieced star block. Here is my concept block. I thought it would look good with a blue-ish background and hot colors for the star points.
And here is my actual block…
So what are you waiting for? It’s just ONE block. You can do it! For more information about the challenge from the Quilts, Inc. website.
Download a PDF of the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge rules and details
Happy quilting! And if you DO decide to submit a block, send me a photo and I’ll post it here! And speaking of which, here is one from Carol…
Carol V’s Star Block