Adventures in the life of a gorram nerd

Welp… it’s been awhile. In my real life I’m an office manager for a small software company. The last few months have been a bit crazy with the company (in a good way) so that plus summer activities have been eating up my time. I’m also participating in a a swap on SpriteStitch and starting to work on my gifts. However, we can’t post pictures of anything until after our recipient receives it, to avoid spoilers.

I’ve made a little progress on Star Gazing. I finished block 6 (in the group shop, 6 is Binary Stars, in the bottom right). I also started to assemble the top. These are blocks 1, 2, 5, and 6. Attaching the blocks is almost entirely partially seams, so it’s a little slow going.

Star Gazing BOM Block of the Month Solid Solids Swan Amity Studios Bella Girls American Brand Solids Seattle WA Clothworks Kona Cottons Hoffman Solids Paper Piecing pinwheel spinning star

Block 6 was paper pieced. Protip: When doing paper piecing, when you trim your fabric, move the fabric that you want to keep out of the way so you don’t cut through it.

Star Gazing Binary Paper Piecing Fail


I also constructed blocks 8 (Regulus) and 9 (Southern Star).

I have 2 blocks left (for those of you counting, block 7 is complete. It just didn’t get its photo taken) and then some assembly work. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for Star Gazing. 

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