|18 finished blocks|
Cotton Candy Stars is a two block quilt and in the second block, there is a very common and traditional block. I'm not sure of the actual name for this block, but it is a square block with a 60 degree triangle flanked by two smaller triangles. The pattern gives two options for sewing this block. The first one is a template that you could trace onto mylar plastic and the second option is to buy the Tri-Recs acrylic template made by EZ Quilting. I bought the acrylic templates and WOW are they a duo worth having. You first cut your strips to your needed width and then use the triangular rulers to cut your sections.
I think that the magic in this ruler set is hidden in the bottom corners of the pink triangles...see the little notches cut out? When I cut out the pink triangles, I looked at that little notch and decided that I wasn't cutting out that little waste of time... But when I made my first triangle block, I cut out those notches and saw that the notch is your reference point for lining up your fabrics.
A finished triangle block...all you have to do is trim off the ears. I have sewed 14 of these blocks and they have all been bang on.
I am starting to get a glimpse of what this quilt will look like finished, and I love it. I am now done 21 of the 35 blocks.