I managed to get one star done last night adding two ingredients that I needed, green and a busy background fabric.
I went to lunch with an old friend and white eating we watched the snow flurries that didn't amount to much.
I have been working on the log cabin blocks off and on during the last 4 days. They are now up to 11".
In a traditional log cabin block there is a red center which in this case is a dark fabric. That means the first two strips that are added should be light, then 2 darks, 2 lights, etc. until you have the same number of logs on all sizes. If I continue with one more round with the pieces cut by the die, I will be missing the last strip, 13.5" long in a dark value. The designer of the die evidently wanted to end with an extra set of light strips. Having made about 30 log cabin quilts over the years and teaching it many times I know that you get the best layouts with the last 2 strips being dark. When I checked out the photo with the die on the Accuquilt website the block is shown as an 11" block even though they advertise it as 12". Now my decision has to be made; will I add another round? I can always cut the extra 11 and 12" strips into shorter lengths and use them.