I completed my practice block for the Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club recently.
It seems that when I don't think about it, things go much more smoothly. You see, reading the directions usually makes me overthink it. But...in this case, I messed up. I glanced at the directions and just threw the fabric together for the first seam. Working in an assembly line is best for me so I will do all of the 1-2 fabric for all blocks, then all of the 2-3 fabric. It's a great process until you mess up, and have to rip out on 8 blocks (and by the way the stitch length is set at 1 - gaah!).
And since this seems to be a self reflection post, let me also add that I really like to pre-cut the fabrics before starting. There does appear to be more waste using this method, but thankfully, there is no frustration because the fabric is too small. I'm a scrooge and I don't like to waste fabric, but if the alternative is rip out seams two (or three or four) times, then honestly, it's a bargain. There is no number high enough to tell you how many times I have attempted to use an itty bitty scrap only to have it not fold over or not quite reach the corner.
For a practice block, this was perfect. It reminded me where I need to pay attention and how I need to work these blocks as well as add a can of starch to my grocery list too.
On this block I used Kona Ash, Kona Bright Pink, and Kona Sour Apple. The yellow polka dot middle is something in my stash. Although I have not decided on a color scheme for these blocks, I just may follow this one and use solids and polka dots.