Welcome to the first day of the Blog Tour and thank you for taking a pit stop at my blog. I am very excited to have my block 'Saffy's Star' appear in this issue. To quote a phrase - "It's been a long and winding road to get here."
You can see using different fabrics can give the block a whole new look and feel, and I felt the block needed an update to carry it forward into the future. The block was named after my cat, Saffron. (well actually she was the dogs cat!) I have 3 Jack Russel Terriers and 10 years ago they found her under the deck. We brought her in and they were all great friends. Saffy's Star is also influenced by my childhood, growing up on the Florida Space Coast, watching countless rockets soar into space.
|Saffron the cat.|
Saffy's star looks great when used in quilts by itself or with other blocks. Below is how this block might look in a straight set quilt. Can you see the secondary design elements appearing?
Or, you can set the block on point and add alternate with some plain block with some sashing thrown in! Play with the colors to make it your own.
Saffy's Star works great with solids, tonal and small print fabrics.
Thanks for stopping by my block on your trip through the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks volume 16 Blog Tour. Be sure to check their block as there are some fabulous prizes to win. And, leave me a comment for your chance to win a free copy of the magazine from me. And, while your at it, check out my website, 3 Dog Design Company, to find out where I'll be teaching, to find out when new patterns are available or to sign up for my newsletter. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram.