November Day Bee

        We had a great crowd for Day Bee hosted by Deb.  Carol showed her tuffet made at QSC Pieceable Retreat in class from Carolyn.  She still needs to paint the feet black but it looks wonderful. 
        Lari has been leading us for a Mystery Quilt.  Today we received part 5 which follows.
 We’re going to actually start building our blocks this month. Those of you who suspected that we’re making stars – you’re right!  Grab the flying geese units and 2” squares from part 2 and the
3 ½” squares from part 4 and arrange them how you like.  Remember that we cut the 2” squares to match the flying geese background so you can keep the background of your star block all the same or you may end up choosing to mix them all up, it’s up to you.  Even if you have the background all the same it will still be very scrappy in the end.  You will have extra flying geese left over (remember that we did not cut 2” sq. for all the flying geese).  Just make 36 star blocks for the 69” x 69” size and 16 star blocks for the 48 x 48” size.
    See the arrows on the drawing below for pressing directions.  It’s very important to press all blocks in a consistent manner so that they will fit together later on.  Since the direction of the seams on the top and bottom of the block are different than the sides, you may want to put a pin at the top of each block to make it easier to align for the next step. 

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