Remember the Sneeches by Dr. Suess? They had stars upon thars, meaning some sneeches had a star upon their belly, and some didn’t. The two groups constantly wanted to follow the trends and be like everyone else which created worry and envy with no winners, only losers. A prime example of human behavior. A valuable lesson for youth and adults alike.
The rhyme of the book is catchy. Are you a sneech that likes to surround yourself with other like sneeches? Or are you more like the have not sneeches who lust after the star, only to get the star at a high price, and then it not be the fad anymore, having buyer regret of the star?
Here are some stars I have been working on. The yellow one is not going to make the cut for this quilt. I would like to pose a question to my fellow quilters. Do you like the affect of the first image with the microscopic HSTs or do you like the squares next to one another with no sashing/HSTs?
I have created a poll. Please vote for your favorite layout. Even better, leave a comment in the comment section with a detail you would like to share!
All votes are confidential and you can only vote once. Your opinions matter as I want the blogging experience to be helpful to my viewers. This link is open for one week and will then close. I will post those results when they come in.
If you are interested in how to make this block, I have a free tutorial. The cutting uses the parallelogram die in the accuquilt cutting system. Click here to see the construction of the blocks.
I must say, I am still reveling in the fact that so many of you want to learn how to tat. I am in the process of contacting my local library. This is a quiet craft, and to assist with the heat of the summer, a trip to the library with a few that want to learn to tat sounds like a good way to stay cool. For those of you interested, keep checking back and I will announce if the library is interested in helping me promote this on monday evenings for 45 minutes between 5 and 7. It will be limited to only two tatters as having as many as I did this past weekend is not helpful for the teacher or the student. Keep checking back on my blog. Or you can comment and ask me to shoot you an email.
On the tatting aspect of things I have come across a great pictoral free online E book that you can learn better hand posture on how to hold your shuttle for the different movements. To access this tatting booklet click this link. It also shows the different thread sizes on the same pattern to give an idea of size and how that can affect the same stitch. It explains each stitch/manuever in great detail.
And pinterest isa great resource for video how to’s as well as great instructional sites all free.
I am off to bathe the babes. A mother’s job is never done! Happy mid-week, and thank you for reading my blog!