Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm moving!

I'm very excited to announce that I'm moving my blog to its own domain. The switch was definitely a little more involved than I had planned, but for the most part, my dork powers were able to overcome. 

Going forward you can find me at Stitchified.com. I'm hoping to add more fun things to the site, and I would be so happy to see you over there!

And an extra little note for my BlogLovin' readers... your reader will be updating itself automatically in the next few days, thanks to their great customer service. So no need to make any changes, hooray!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Summer Solstice Quilt: Lone Starburst

Yeah, so this isn't the "Another Square" block that I had planned on. In fact, I hadn't planned on including a Lone Starburst block at all. But... I found myself with a couple of free hours and had a change of heart. I'm not sure how this block will change my final layout, but I'm happy to have the extra flexibility.

The only thing that was a little tricky for me was knowing how big to cut the pieces for the foundation paper piecing. Here is how I cut mine for anyone struggling with the same issue:

Pattern Piece (templates from craftsy, here)
Cut 8
3" strips, then cut into 60 degree diamonds 
(this was a little tight)

2A/B + 3A/B
Cut 16
1.5″ x 4”
4A/B + 5A/B
Cut 16
1.5" x 5"
Cut 4
5" x 5" squares, then cut diagonally
Cut 4
6 x 6" squares, then cut diagonally


I started this quilt without any foundation paper piecing experience, and today I managed to make one of my all time favorite blocks. I am so proud of myself for conquering this one!  Like the Arkansas Traveler block, the Lone Starburst feels like a real milestone. I can't wait to make another one! I'm already planning a scrappy rainbow with fussy cuts. No idea what I'll do with it, but I absolutely have to make it :) 

And, lastly, a little progress shot. These colors are outside of my usual color palette, but they remind me so much of my sister. I'm so excited to give it to her. Three more blocks to go (for real this time)!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday's at Freshly Pieced.