More Star Blocks

I think I have made almost enough 8 inch Civil War blocks for my quilt, now I need to make about ten 12 inch blocks to go with them.  Here are two I made this week.

 This is a flying geese variation inspired (totally copied) from this block.  Please ignore the waves where I tried to ease in too much fabric.  :)  I love these fabrics together.

I first saw this churn dash star here and then when I saw em1097's block I knew for sure I had to make one.  I was planning to use solid brown between the star points but cut out the brown and orange flowers by mistake.  Instead of cutting more fabric, I figured it would be ok.  Surely there would still be enough contrast.  And there is...kinda...  Note to self:  if you don't think the fabrics will work - Cut New Ones!  I still really like it.   I have to find another block to use the butterflies in.  I think they are to die for.

I have been surfing flickr and the Quilter's Cache trying to find more 12 inch star and pinwheel blocks that I like.  Then today I just realized that lots of the blocks in the Summer Sampler Series (another quilt along) were star and pinwheel inspired.  So I think I will be quilting along with them.  I already have a Virginia Star made up in these colors, so I will wait until next week to see what block comes next.

150px Summer Sampler Series Badge