BLOCK NO. 7 - ALICE'S FLAGThere was no Blockbase pattern for this one. So I made the block in a number of steps.
MAKING THE STAR
I saved a photo of Block 7 from Grandmother's Choice blog to my pictures .
From there I copied the image to EQ7. This gave me the correct size for the star.
Once I had the image, I created the star in applique.
I printed templates on freezer paper and from there cut out my five pieces from five different scraps. (I'm using my scraps so took a color for each point from the small pieces scrap pile. )
I hand pieced the star.
MAKING THE BACKGROUND
I used easy draw with a 6 inch block to make the exact proportions for the strips. I printed a template for the strip in an 8 inch block on heavy paper - construction weight. This was my no measure way of making it exact.
Adding a half inch to the template as I cut, I cut the strips from 3 different neutrals and machine pieced. I now had a block that was 8 and 1/2 inches.
APPLIQUE THE STARUsing my centering ruler, I centered the hand pieced star and appliqued it to the background.
I loved making this block. I love to use EQ7. I love to hand piece. I love to applique. I love to use up my bitty scraps. What fun!