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January: Wayward Star

January 2014
January 2014

I wanted to start the year with something small.  This would guarantee at least my first month would be successful.  I call this Wayward Star.

First I needed a pattern.  I was interested in the Carpenter’s Star, but didn’t want to make a full size quilt.  This is a very easy pattern made from half-square triangles and squares.  The beauty of the design is in the color placement creating dimension.  I went to Electric Quilt 7 to lay out my pattern.  Not being versed in the software led to some challenges; like saving.  (*note to self: sign up for EQ7 classes.) Fortunately I had taken a picture of my computer screen so all was not lost.  With this picture I was able to come up with the amount of each color combination I needed.

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