some more favourite blocks

I have a few blocks to show you from the ‘My Favourite Block’ quiltalong that I am participating in. The link is on my sidebar -> if you want to look at all the others in this series.
I’m a little behind but getting there- some in my favourite scrappy colours and some in a blue/brown/cream colour palette.
The block for Week 11 was the Quartered Star- this was a really quick block. I made it in scrappy colours in the 12″ size.
Block Number 12 is a Pointy star, using paper foundation piecing. This required a little more work, but I love foundation piecing- all the sharp points and lots of pieces! I made this one in the 6″ size and made 4 of them so they can be joined together.
This one required more forward thinking on what fabrics to use and to plan their placement- when the four blocks are joined you create a design that is then repeated once you join lots of blocks together. These are the fabrics I chose for this block:
How do you like foundation piecing? I use the method where, after sewing a piece of fabric to another along the line, you use a card to place along the next seam line and fold the paper back over the card. The card helps to form a little ridge and you then use a 1/4″ ruler which butts up against it to easily trim the fabric. The next fabric can then be lined up with that edge to sew the next seam.
This block also required you to construct it in parts then join those together. It’s handy to keep the paper on until it is completely finished- you can use the printed lines to make sure you line the corners and therefore match the points:
This is the first of the 6″blocks- it was at this stage that I had second thoughts about my fabric choices because it doesn’t look much by itself:
Once four of them were made and I put them up on the wall, the pattern starts to emerge. Here is the final block all pieced together: the fabric choices do look good after all and I can see what a quilt top would look like made of these blocks:
See the two variations of arranging the blocks: the picture on the left shows what the secondary pattern would be in between the blocks if I had whole rows of them joined together. Very effective.