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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cupcake Star Block

First of all, let me welcome my latest follower -- Jeannie. Thanks so much for following me, Jeannie. I would send a personal email, but I can't figure out just how to do that. I don't have hundreds of followers, like many blogs I read, but I really appreciate the few I have! Thanks to all of you who follow me.
Here is my first cupcake star. I can't decide if it's a tad too blah. My initial thought is that the center polka dot fabric is too dull, but the more I look at it, the more I think maybe it's just fine.  The pink & brown dots are perfect colors for the cupcake, but their background might be a bit off.  Most of the cupcakes have a green background (see below), so I like the green points.

 I am happy that I used the thin strips from the wasted cupcake blocks for the skinny star points.  In order to have a quarter-inch seam allowance, every other row (see the section I am holding)  is wasted..................
make that, was wasted until I found a use for them with the skinny star points.

I decided to try one with this striped fabric:
This morning when I made this one, I liked it best. But now I wonder if it may be a tad too bright.  I have not made the rest of the star yet.  As I write this post, I think I am liking the top colors better. 

What do you think?  I would love to hear your comments.


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I like them both! The bottom one seems to be geared more towards the younger at heart.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I have such admiration for those who quilt, especailly, by hand. My mother was a quilter and tried really hard to get me interested. So, one time I quilted with her and her friends...holy cow! those ladies took great pride in their tiny, perfectly even stitches...I wasy way out classed, let me tell you! Thanks for visiting me, I'm glad I found your blog.

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