Thank you all for your kind comments yesterday and your patience on waiting for your Ahhhh. I hope when you see today's that it will be worth the wait! Stephen did get better last evening and ate, but did not sleep well again last night. His tummy is still a bit rumbly. Tomorrow is Seth's birthday, so Lysol is my best friend and I am hoping that we can keep anyone else from catching it before then :).
Now, can I get an Ohhhh and an Ahhhh for this weeks:
Artistic, Hexotic, Hop-A-Long, Hex-a-long, Hillbilly, Hectic Hexie
Remember this is only about 6 1/2" wide.
And has 96 pieces.
(I am kind of proud of it.)
The original pattern is called "A Little Girl's Star" and was published in the Kansas City Star on Aug 15, 1950
Ready to begin?
Start with this again:
Next making sure the point is up
(or too the side since my camera flipped it again--see pink arrow),
draw a line in the middle hexagon, but do not include a triangle on each end.
Do the same to make an asterisk type symbol.
Note that it does not go to the edges.
Now play connect the dots, creating a star:
Do the same in every other hexagon area:
I found it was easiest to use my ruler and draw all the lines in a row at one time:
Then you can just flip it and your ruler around and do the other lines.
I didn't get to make a second pattern, but here is one way that you can color it in:
The easiest way to sew these is to sew all the stars first,
then add the outer diamonds to all the stars (green on the drawing),
then do the triangles last.
Can't wait to see you add it to the
Remember, there will be no Ahhhh next week, so you have an extra week to complete this one. We will be using a new beginning design element when we get back.
I have actually found a couple more using this one, but we will put it away for now and revisit it later. Let's just say I have enough to keep us busy for a long while :)