Got a QOV all cut out. I like the pattern but it has a lot of flying geese.Thought I could sew a while. First thing was those *$^#$# flying geese. Not only that but her direction for putting together are a royal pain. She does the one where you use two squares one slightly larger than the other, You end up with 4 flying geels but the process is a pain in the patoot. My fault for not reading whole pattern first. Had I done that i could have made them the regular way but it would have meant different cutting.
THEN.. Found out my most favorite little ruler is among the missing. Went through all my ruler racks. It's just a simple 3 1/2 x 12, but I used it almost constantly. Best part it was very simple. I just do not like those Omni Grid rulers. They are way too busy and for me hard to read. I was given some but I never use them. I'd gladly give them away. I'll just have to keep an eye out and see if I can find another.
Note from mew primary Dr. today. Sent my lab results and said all looks good don't have to go back for 6 months. Now if only my other Drs. would do the same.
Oh I so happy to back sewing. There were times I was afraid I never would. I cannot stand as long but I did get an entire quilt cut out and some of it sewn.
I don't know if this is Eleanor Burns directions. You start with two squares, one slightly smaller than the other. You do end up with 4 flying geese but I'm not sure it saves time. I have them all cut out so maybe by the time all are made I will feel better about them.
It would add some extra seams in the blue triangles, but could you break that block up into four squares and four rectangles surrounding the center square? I don't know what I'm talking about, of course, but thought I'd make the suggestion anyway. I know it's not easy to reconfigure a pattern, because you have to account for all the seam allowances. Left to my own devices, I'd try to make that star entirely from squares and half-square triangles -- 25 of them! LOLOL
It's half square triangle with two, quarte square triangles and then a rectangle to the left. Four blocks of this with the square in the center. I'm guessing you could add the center square like a log cabin without doing Y seams. I'm going to see if I can figure out what it's called so I can find some sizes and directions. Sizes I could figure out but if I can get a pattern, why work my brain so much.