So I went over to QQ's house last night and we used the wonky star tutorial by Silly Boo Dilly to make our start. Luckily, they were the exact size we needed so no math! I do have to say that they are not as easy as I thought, at least not at first, anyway. I had to rip mine out a few times but now it is done. The pink one with the cats is mine (big surprise) and the orange flowered one is QQ's.
Aren't those orange flowers so adorable?? We used Kona Ash for the background.
There is a Flickr group dedicated to this and I am loving all the wonky stars in that group!
tutorial (actually listed on her blog as a QAL) on Kerry's blog, Very Kerry Berry on making a wonky star baby quilt. It was quite a bit different from making a single star and worth checking out, plus Kerry is totally a really nice person! Her printer friendly version was messed up and when I let her know she fixed it right away. Now it is perfect! You should go and check her blog out!
Last but not least I learned another new thing in Flickr today. I know, right 2 new things in one week!! When people leave a comment on a posted photo sometimes I have seen the person who's photo it was comment back. Not unusual you say right? They put the commenter's profile photo in the response followed by their return comment. WHAT?? How do you do that?? Well, here's how, and boy are you gonna be surprised at how easy this one is. Click on the part where you are going to respond to the comment and put in a [ then drag their name beside it and enclose it in another ]. So if I were going to respond to QQ I would put this:
[quiltn queen] Thanks for the nice comment (or whatever you were going to say back. Easy, huh?? And her profile photo would appear where the bracketed words are now!!
Ok, so I have dragged you guys on a lot of learning adventures this week. Tired yet? Someone posted recently on the dumbing down of quilting but I feel like putting up new things as I learn them helps someone, cuz I can't be the only one wondering right?? I just got my panties in a bunch when I read that post. You can go and read it for yourself. I would be interested to hear what you think too. I left a comment if you want to know what I thought.
Now for the upcoming weekend, who's up for some finishes? That would be me! I have another secret project coming my way, possibly this weekend (YIKES) so I feel like I need to get my butt in gear and get working on the projects I want finished, hopefully before I get the new stuff. I think I can finish Dreamy Stars, maybe tonight? Then next up is the Tumbler wedding quilt although it is at QQ's house! (I think I need to go to her house anyway to pick up the project as it is being sent there, since she too is working on this same project!!) Anyhoo, never a dull moment at casa Spark! ~XOP~
PS: Suz, hold on to your hat and don't stand up, as my grandpa used to say now you have another block to try!