I am so glad I decided to make a test star first. I knew I would probably make lots of mistakes. And boy, did I.
Well, let me tell you all about it.
Here are the test fabrics. I only had a wee bit of the first two. So I needed to be extra careful cutting them.
Cutting first fabric. Going good. Rotary Cutter cooperating. Except I am not pressing down hard enough for a clean cut. Having to reswipe several times.
FIRST MISTAKE. Making Little Party Hats. I could have sworn the instructions said to fold the squares this way. I couldn’t figure out why they didn’t turn out like the pattern photos. Duh!!
Ok. Back on track. Reironed. Folded correctly.
Assembling Round 1 fabrics. I am using my macrame board (ceiling tile) to mount the pieces so I can get an idea on what I am supposed to do.
Here’s my cotton fabric with placement lines.
I decided to add a small piece of the first fabric in the middle so no white could peek through.
And Round 1 is finished. Going great so far.
On to Round 2. A pretty purple and fuchsia floral. No problems.
Round 3 and another CRS Senior moment. Wouldn’t you know it. I cut the solid purple fabric wrong. The fabric I only had a teensy bit of. I cut 7″ by 6″ instead of 7″ square. Not enough left to cut eight 7″ squares.
Had to go find something else. Decided on this cream color. The floral pattern has some cream in it.
This is NOT the look I had in mind. But I keep going anyway. After all, this IS just my Test Star. No biggie.
Last Round. Round 4. A dotted fabric.
I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the finished star. It still needs to be sewn together and a binding added. It is just pinned to my macrame board. And I think I am going to swap the darker purple print in the center with something brighter.