Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rectangular Wonky Stars

This tiny block was an experiment with making a rectangular wonky star block.  Instead of beginning with squares, as in regular wonky stars, which are a super fun block to make, I began with itty bitty rectangles.  They work out just the same, except you have to be careful to which side of the rectangle you add the star points.  I put an adorable Japanese fabric fussy cut in the center of the rectangle.  The block finishes at 1 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches.
I set my miniature block into the front of a Perfect Zip Bag (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman) via reverse applique and added some hand stitched details.  The outside of the bag is black yarn dyed essex which has incredible texture and at the same time is super soft.  Thanks to Rachel for sending me some!  I hope I can find more somewhere soon.  Love this stuff.

 The lining of the bag is oval elements in a great dark purple and plum.

I enjoyed making my first block so much I made another.  This on is slightly bigger and pieced into the front of a cell phone case.  I think I prefer the reverse applique setting, but this one is sweet too.
 They make a cute pair; I think I'll keep them.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

So tiny! So cute. Soooo tiny.

Debbie said...

realllly cute and clever.

Patchwork and Play said...

What an adorable pair! SO sweet!

beth lehman said...

oooh!! LOVE them!! love that essex, it's perfect ~ just like those sweet stars!

moshie said...

ooh love! the reverse applique gives it a special touch, but I think both are so awesome!

Sharon said...

I don't blame you, they are very cute!

CitricSugar said...

I have such a weakness for tiny piecing! It actually causes me to wiggle my toes in delight. These ones are adorable - and that essex is gorgeous. It works so beautifully with your stars.

krista said...

you make the cutest things! what adorable little stars. and i love the random pink x's on the backs.