A notable difference between my BEE Vintage quilt block swap and the Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee project is that in one I decided which block I wanted to make (and made it over and over again in everyone else's fabrics) and in the other I am being asked to make a block of someone else's choosing in my own fabrics.
So while you may have tired of seeing the Shoofly Block ad nauseum, you will now be treated to a variety of blocks as I work through this bee that I may or may not have any proficiency in making.
Case in point:
Both of these blocks were made using a tutorial for The Starburst Block found at Film in the Fridge. Please note that I am not faulting the writer of the tutorial . . . I just had quite a time figuring out the whole "points in the center" thing. And if you scrutinize the photos above (or even if you glanced past them) you probably noticed that they are not quite . . . well . . . as pointed as they ought to be.
As much as I wanted to keep on keeping on until they were perfect, I was starting to lose my mind this weekend as I worked on them. I also noticed my modest vintage sheet pile dwindling immensely as I made assorted mess-ups. Is this a craft fail? Based on some of the other stuff I worked up, I'd say no . . . but it's not exactly something I'm strutting my stuff excited to show off either.
Anyone else try that tutorial? Is there a secret to the inner points that I'm missing? Because I've got to say that I think it's going to make a totally awesome quilt in the end . . . maybe even with my stubby "points".