I used a block out of the 501 quilt blocks book. Called simplex star. I then changed the size of it to make it bigger.
This was a chain pieced quilt. The blocks took me a whole day on their own and somewhere while working on the blocks I just fell in love with this combination of fabrics even though I didn’t choose it.
I had a hard time laying out since there were several light blocks and several darker blocks so I kept changing them around and around and eventually I had to just force myself to stop.
You work on these quilts, particularly the bigger ones. So much time put into them. They become this kinda friend. One I spent almost a week getting to know. One I wasn’t sure about at first, but found it to be just lovely in the end.
Info about the block…
Measures 15.5″ unfinished. Made up of 9 smaller blocks that each measure 5.5″ unfinished. For the HSTs I started with 6″ blocks and trimmed down. This is a queen size quilt and I made 42 blocks for it. 6 across, 7 down. Measures 91×106″ finished.