Two more blocks are finished for my Combined 2013 BOM quilt. Actually, I'm not just using BOM blocks, but also other ones I find that I like. I'm choosing ones that have a star-like quality to them, rather than more modern, graphic type ones. I'm saving those designs for another quilt, perhaps when I can afford a more modern looking range of fabrics. I'm getting a bit low on the Chambray Rose fabrics, but with careful cutting I hope to make at least another three to bring it up to twelve blocks. With sashings and border that should be a good sized lap quilt.
The first one this week is Starburst by Melissa Corry. She has a very good tutorial for making it here, but it is sized for 22", 32" or 40" blocks. I resized it for a 12" block. I'm really pleased with my colour placement on this one. The red really explodes out of the star which was the effect I wanted.
The second block I've called Rose Charmer. My inspiration for this block was Lynn Wilder's block for the Country Charmer Quilt-A-Long that so many bloggers seem to be doing. Again, I wanted it to be more star-like so I changed the central panels and resized it to 12".
I'm so loving making these starry blocks. The next one has the fabrics chosen and is waiting to be cut.