For me the colder weather always brings with it the urge to stitch. I've got itchy fingers; I want to start a new project but I'm not sure what it will be yet. So I've dragged out my big box of fabrics to find some inspiration.
I would describe feathered star blocks as extreme quilting - not for the faint hearted. The first feathered star quilt top I made was paper pieced. Thirteen stars! That took two years. I'm trying to speed up the process this time around by machine piecing the star blocks.
Last night I finished another block - two down, eleven to go. I like the precision involved. But they can be frustrating if you don't get the seam allowance exact. The second block is slightly larger than the first. I'm not sure what to do about that. There might be a few discards along the way. The worrying question is, how many star blocks will I have to make to get my matching thirteen?