My stars looked just like the ones on the front cover, but these were set en-point. Could I do that? I'd never tried en-point but thought I'd give it a go. Nothing ventured, nothing gained as the saying goes. I could manage the stars, and the other square I could make using stitch and flip, so that was OK, but then I realised I'd need setting triangles. I've never done those. How to get the right size? I thought about using Pythagurus' Theorum, you know the one that goes "the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the two adjacent sides" but then all that kept going round in my head was Danny Kaye singing a song about it, so that didn't help. So I made up the star blocks, measured them and then cut out some paper squares the same size and played around with paper triangles until I came up with something that fit. I sewed it altogether and ended up with an 11" square. Three borders and a binding later I've ended up with a quilt measuring 19" square.
I used cotton fabric from a couple of old shirts and a bit of an old sheet for the borders and backing, and hand quilted it in navy thread. When I saw this photo I thought that the centre looked a little bare, it needed something to draw the eye in, so I did this.
Yes, that's right, I added a button. Just the finishing touch that it needed. I made hanging triangles so that I can insert dowelling for hanging, and the final finishing touch is the label.
Oops! Can you see what I've just seen? I haven't finished the last line of quilting, Better do that before I go to bed.
One of my aims for 2013 is to make a mini quilt each month, so this fulfils my quota for February. So far, so good.