Pinterest Stalking and Baby Quilt Design
Pinterest is the greatest devourer of time I know, second only to Facebook. Once I visit either website I know I have just lost a good hour of time, never to be regained. So I was trolling around, stalking really, looking for a few quilt blocks that look interesting. I stumbled upon this block and tutorial called Evening Star:
It is a lengthy, well written tutorial, but the website has so many ads that they are distracting! I wasn’t going to share it, but the more I thought about it I knew this block has a lot of potential. It combines my new fascination with half-square triangles, stars AND nine-patch blocks. You know we love nine-patch blocks, and my friend Peggy has gotten me hooked on stars. What a great combination! Let’s take a look at the basics of the 12.5″ block itself:
It takes just a few HSTs to form the star tips and to highlight the nine-patch center. We have made tons of Irish Chain baby quilts over the years. More recently, I started making an extra block each time we made a quilt. Here is a shot of them in the scrap drawer, and they certainly reflect our draw to and love of polka dots:
Since these blocks are made with 2″ strips instead of the 2.5″ ones the tutorial calls for, we would have to make some modifications to the HST pieces. The overall size of the block would be smaller. I think we may have the hardest time determining what colors to use for the star and background. This just might be our next challenge and it should be added it to the to-do mental list. What do you think?