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Queen Bee - My Double Star Block ^o^

I was the Queen Bee of January 2013 in my quilting group Desi Quilters. I was so excited and I already hearted  this block I saw on Flickr, but could not find any tutorial about it. 

So, I sat dawn and drawn my own based on the picture I saw on Flickr. 
I called it Double Star block. This quite simple to make. 

First, here’s what you need:
1 - Background color  is BLACK
2-  Star colors: 2 CONTRAST COLOR and use ONLY SOLID

So, here we go :

BLACK fabric:
-          Cut  4 ½ “ x 4 ½ “ -  4 pcs
-          Cut 4 ½ “ x 2 ½ “  - 8 pcs
-          Cut 2 ½” x 2 ½” – 4 pcs

SOLID  contrasting color:
-          Color  #1 : 2 ½” x 2 ½” – 7 pcs
-          Color #2 : 2 ½” x 2 ½ “ – 7 pcs

Finished block: 12" x 12" 

1.       Making flying  geese:

Take 4 BLACK 4 ½” squares and take 4 pcs of each 2 ½” squares of solid and make into 4 flying geese .

2.       Make the  1 ½ flying geese (umm that’s what I called this piece, btw)
PLEASE REFER to the picture of the complete block for the placement of the color squares in this piece. 
Like making the flying geese, place 2 SAME  color of 2 ½” squares  SOLID  on one side of the 4 ½” BLACK squares  and CONTRASTING color of 2 ½” squares  SOLID  on the other side.

3.       Once you’re done, don’t forget to  first IRON flat all the seam to the dark side. Then arrange all the pieces and accordingly stitch each row and then assemble the whole thing.

Tadddaaa…your double star block is ready. Easy peasy,  isn’t it? ^_^

Happy  Sewing ^_^

Remembering Autumn

I love to watch the nature changes its color in Autumn.
In this side of India (NE India) we don't see much of those lovely colors. Except the colors of the olive leaves in my garden and the star fruit tree, but still it was something. 

I made this mini quilts as an entry for Diwali Challenge in Desi Quilters and  made it to the top 4 yay ^o^

and these combination of yummy fabrics is available in my etsy shop
The color of Autumn

There are so many things I want to share here with you all. It just that life gets busy sometimes and as much as I like to write now, I must go back to my beloved Ms. Bernette and finish the custom orders.

Until then...
Happy Sewing

Finally I decided to take the Trip Around the World...

a scrappy one at that ^_^

 I've been reading all over the blogland and saw everyone post about this Scrappy Trip Around the World, which really inspiring!! that I MUST do this. 
This is going to be a long term project though, but I'm sure I'm going to enjoy the ride ^_^

So, here my first block or shall I say "STOP" ? ^_^ looks really scrappy and I love it!!
I love the red print, such a cheerful print. The fabric was a left over from the dress I made for a client.

One more look  

look at the green print fabric. It's such a happy color.
and a closer look ...
Let's see how far this trip will take me ^_^.

If you want to join the fun, just click HERE

and speaking about trip around the world, I recently finished this cute lil dress for a client. It's made of Indonesian Batik which I really crazy about =,=. 

it has a matching bloomers too.
 I've been taking custom order for this dress. Check out my shop for the details. 

and if you like Indonesian Batik, you can check them out at my Supply Shop 

Until then...

Happy Sewing

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