Thursday, March 21, 2019
Antebellum Album - Friendship Star
The patterns for the Antebellum Album quilt were provided by Barbara Brackman as a BOM in 2018 and can be found here. (After visiting Barbara's blog just now to add the link I looked at the block again on her blog and I see it looks slightly different than my block. I have reversed the light and dark placement of my star points.)
I printed out the templates with help from my husband and I cut all of the fabric pieces required and then I set to work to sew them all together.
There are a lot of inset seams in this block and I was doing great until I needed to add the center hexagon and that is where things went awry. I was trying to machine stitch the whole block but I couldn't make it work so I took out the stitches and then thought about how I was going to complete it.
That worked much better for me. :) My block ended up just barely shy of 12.5" - perfect in my books!