For those of you working through Barbara Cline's book with me, please don't feel like you have to go at the same speed as I. If you ever need help, just email me.
My mother-in-law gave us a nice Amazon gift card. I was able to get some design mirrors. Here is some of the fabric that I'm using. You can see how the mirrors help me with the fussy cutting.
I did enjoy playing around with the mirrors, but I actually like the element of surprise when I just choose an area without the mirrors, sew it up and see what happens.
The mirrors will come in really handy when I get to an actual Lone Star quilt.
Here are all the pieces for my Gradient Star quilt. (well, except for the background pieces, I'd like to finish the star before I decide on that for sure. The photos are shown on the fabric that I think I'm going to use for the background.)
4 left facing Asian women
4 right facing Asian women
4 left facing dragons
4 right facing dragons
8 light colored
8 different light colored
I cannot wait to get sewing on these. Hopefully next week I'll have the middle all sewn up to show you!!
(I am also scared to death. Accuracy accuracy accuracy.)