I was going to do the number 4 for this block but decided 5 stars deserved the yellow color. As a reminder, this is the monthly monochromatic challenge held by Judy at Patchwork Times. Many are doing quilts and since I'm trying to complete UFOs instead of add to them, I determined 1 block each month for a small toddler quilt.
That said, I am not a fan of my work on this block but it's not horrible. I know my errors and will fix them next time. For instance, if you are working with Steam-a-Seam, be sure to reverse the pattern on the fabric or you waste the fabric. Instead, I added 2 layers of satin (the "5") and spray basted it down to sew. There's another lesson. Spray baste + Satin (okay, fake satin) = FAILURE. Yep, had to pin the sucker instead and then pray I wouldn't have pin holes. Luckily, no pin holes.
Finally, this would have looked a lot better if I used a darker yellow as the background and the lighter fabrics for the applique. I will do this right for the rest of the blocks.I can say that I do like using the minkee fabric (hard to see it's minkee) as the large star. I like different textures for toddler quilts. I may or may not re-do this one at the end but for now, this is the first finished block.
Happy Monday Everyone!