I love a new year. New things to do, new things to try, new expectations. It is a starting point, a “do-over” point. The old is gone and the new is here. I don’t plan on this year being Pointless. I’ve made New Year Resolutions and created plans on how to achieve them. First off for the New Year is January Bite Size Quilt with piecing tips on “Don’t Be Pointless”. (Don’t you hate it when you make a beautiful star and the star points get swallowed up in the seams or misaligned? You’ll like these tips.) This beautiful pieced square is a block from 1941, originally call Blackford’s Beauty. It is also known as Arrow Point, Arrowhead, Black Beauty or Stepping Stones. In the center of the star, I fussy cut a polar bear from a fat quarter brought home from Alaska. Brrr, perfect for our chilly January. You can choose to fill the center of the star with a character print of your choice or fill the center with tan. Download the free instructions to create this star here, Jan.BiteSizeBlock.Instructions. (Sorry, free download expired 11/16. For pattern, please purchase Bite Size Vol. 2)
Happy New Year!