Thursday, August 13, 2009

Latest Friendship Star Swap Trickles in...




The last Friendship Star swap has been trickling in...


I've always loved stars and star
blocks. When I first started doing them it was really intimidating, all the triangles.

I think the worst part was getting the sizes right. If I concentrated on getting the sizes right then I couldn't seem to get good points.


That was years ago, and I hadn't given a Half-square triangle a second thought in eons. But in swaps, when I'm hosting at least, I've learned to separate out confident beginners from those that have more experience with triangles and stars.


Of course, now I'm working on perfecting my curves and my applique. Both seem to allude me a bit still and personally, I dont yet count my self an expert in those areas.


But I know, after all my experience with triangles and those pesky points, that practice helps. And it helps A LOT!


Alas, I'm a chronic over-committer as my husband likes to point out when I whine a bit too much about my busy schedule.


So.... I'll be around.....


but my blogging might be a bit sparse in the coming weeks....


But, I'll be around...


Cheers,

Dionne

3 comments:

Eileen said...

Hosting a swap is never easy.

Love the stars. I'm noticing some are going east and some are going west. I like to make mine so the blades look like they are spinning East.

True Blue Nana said...

Your stars are great. I have used this pattern some but I get confused on the direction of the stars and get frustrated.

wonderwoman said...

lovely stars - the first time i ever attempted them was for your swap - i think i got a bit better over time!!

xx