This week I decided to play a little with my Starry Night blocks, that is put them up on the design wall and see how it was all coming together. But before I started “playing” I made this block….
Yes, another pattern from Quilting on the Square’s free Bonus Compass blocks… this time I went with their twinkle pattern. A lovely little pattern taking just 32 pieces.
As I started pinning the blocks up on my design wall I quickly realised I needed some more variety in sizes for my stars… so just for fun I made this “little” variation on my twinkle block.
This mini twinkle star uses Quilters Cache’s free eight pointed star pattern. I printed this pattern out at a smaller size than the pattern dictates and as I am not worried about being too accurate with the star sizes I let my printer do the re-sizing calculations.
When I was finished with both these blocks, I tacked them up on my wall…. now this is really just a very very rough work in progress, just so I could see how the blocks looked together and so I could work out what I needed to be doing with my patterns going forward.
I have a way to go… but I think it is coming together nicely. I have worked out that I want more variety in my stars and more variety in my sizes.