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!

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!


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

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

  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!

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

  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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