Fair Isle Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Last year, during my attempt to learn a little about the history of knitting, I designed a few star quilt patterns that were inspired by traditional knitting patterns.  I had picked up a set of Grandma’s House fat quarters earlier, which I used to make these stars for a mini quilt.  Unfortunately, once I finished making this block, I realised that I had printed it at 94%.  So I had to remake this one for the mini and ended up with an orphan block.

 

Fair Isle Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

This year I am taking care of almost all my orphan blocks and some of them are being turned into pillows for the guest bed in my husband’s office.  Apart from making the office a pleasant place for him to work from, I also have a selfish reason for this.  My favourite bookshelf is in that room, so sometimes I like to read in there.  The guest bed will be much more comfortable with all the pillows in the back.  Once I had gotten over being upset at my own mistake, I knew that I would love to turn this Fair Isle star quilt block into a pillow.  I am working on the other matching pillow this week.

 

Here is another set of index card drawings from the icad project

Icad 2015 - Psychedelic Gravitational Wave | Whims And Fancies

Psychedelic Gravitational Waves

Icad 2015 - Alan Turin Code Breaker | Whims And Fancies

I made this card on June 23rd, which was Alan Turing’s birthday.  He has had a profound influence on me and his story makes me extremely sad.

Icad 2015 - Devils Postpile lava columns, California | Whims And Fancies

Devils Postpile lava columns, California
Drawn from a photo I took there

Icad 2015 - Dancing Neurons | Whims And Fancies

Dancing Neurons

Icad 2015 - Peacock feather | Whims And Fancies

Peacock feather – fractal-inspired

Icad 2015 - Transit of Venus, Voyage of the Endeavour with Captain Cook| Whims And Fancies

Transit of Venus, Voyage of the Endeavour with Captain Cook in 1769

We were lucky enough to witness the last Venus Transit live in 2012.

Icad 2015 - Solar prominence | Whims And Fancies

Solar prominence

While writing this post, I realised that this set of index card drawings is a bit science-biased!  It was definitely not planned that way.

Until next time,
-Soma