I decided to make a couple of Eight Point Stars tonight to promote
Karen Styles' visit to us in March.
It was so much fun fussy cutting my 1800s fabrics for these two.
But I did have to press the living daylights out of the first block on the left
and couldn't figure out why.
It had a huge hump in the middle, but now it doesn't!
Thanks to a steam iron and starch.
The second one went together like a gem and sat flat straight away.
I am thinking I will make more at class and will learn lots of tips from
her to make them even better.
She is teaching making them by American hand piecing or machine piecing.
I did mine by hand.
It was great to return to a technique that I hadn't used for years.
It also made a change from English Paper Piecing over card.
Remember these little fussy cut hexagons I made last year
and then forgot about when Patchwork of the Crosses came along.
Well I think they are going to get a revival and go into a quilt with the stars.