Sunday, June 9, 2013

Triple threat


I've been anxious to get started on my Michigan quilt.  The pattern I am using is called "Labyrinth" .

The central star is made up of 16 half square triangles.

I made the central star, put it up on my design wall and lived with it for a little while.  After a couple of days,  I decided I would prefer a  more traditional LeMoyne star made up of diamonds, so I redesigned the block.

All was going well, until I started to add the purple half square triangles to the four corners. That's when I realized I had made the new block too small!
Oops!

Back to the drawing board, or in this case, the cutting table to start it over.
"Third time's a charm", as the saying goes, and I finally got my center star made the way I wanted it.

The one on the left just looks more like a star  to me, where the one on the right looks more like an "X".  

The rest of the pattern should be a breeze after all this!

5 comments:

  1. I agree, prefer the one on the left. Love the colours you are using too. It's going to look great.
    Patricia

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  2. Beautiful fabrics! The pattern in the light background gives your block movement. This quilt is going to be a beauty! Love it!!

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  3. It is a subtle difference, but it is a difference! I prefer the star as well. They probably designed it with the HSTs to make it easier for most people. I still think of your trip and the floor and the pattern! That was one of the coolest things I've seen all year. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  4. I have heard "Third time lucky" but not Third time's a charm, what a nice saying :-)

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  5. I like the traditional LeMoyne star with the diamonds better too. I get annoyed sometimes at all the patterns that have been dumbed down so that quilters can churn out more quilts and buy more fabric. [/cynical]

    I love the colors you chose. :)

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