I turned 35 today... well I was born in Singapore, so I technically turned 35 12 hours ahead of EST. So the only thing to do is claim a total of 36 hours as my birthday. It's the only logical thing to do, right?
My Grandma's Star templates arrived this afternoon and I immediately broke open the parcel and got to work! I'd been itching to get my hands on this template ever since I got the Sew Charming book eons ago. I hesitated because I'd found the templates on an Australian site, and as much as I want to support my adopted home, the shipping was pretty ridiculous.
So last week while flicking through the book again, I happened to see that there was a shop in the US that stocked them! Lo and behold, the shop is in CT! What the what?! I'm just thrilled to have the templates and am ignoring the fact that I'm kind of dumb. You should too.
I sewed the entire block on my machine so it came together very quickly. There are tiny holes on the template where you can mark where the points should meet, and that helps a great deal. There are a lot of y-seams, which can be tedious but it's not too terrible, honestly.
Has anyone else ever tried their hand at sewing hexagons on their machine? Or has anyone sewn this block before?