The block finishes at 24" and there will be 16 in the finished quilt. I must admit I really like this block/mini quilt. I'll be sandwiching it up at a later date so I can do a run through on the quilting for the big quilt. I'll then use it as a table topper/wall hanging.
These are the fabrics I'll be using. Most are from my stash and a few I picked up in Birmingham at the quilt show. I'll be using the plain white for the background.
Yesterday I started on the real quilt. Here are the 16 friendship stars paper pieced and ready to be sewn together.
I'm paper piecing them as they finish at 5" and I think I'll get more accuracy doing it this way than trying to rotary cut the pieces. I'll be sewing these together today and then I can start on the large star points which I'm also paper piecing.