1. First, I finished these -- 350 triangles composed of HSTs and triangular 'wings', testing both my patience and my sewing precision.
2. Next I cut out these -- 2 1/2" squares for the centre-pieces of the 9-patch that is Part 6: 112 each in black and white/neutral; 56 in red.
3. Finally, I began to assemble these -- the sets of nine-patch blocks incorporating the fabric squares I'd just cut, and the QSTs from 'way back in Part 1 There will be, in the end, 28 of each type. Here, you see my wee stacks of 4 each, which I finished last night before bed:.
Between you, me and the fence post, these are the best star-involved nine-patch blocks I've ever done. Look at those points!
Note to my art quilting friends: I've long maintained I became an art quilter because I was a sloppy traditional quilter (!), but now that I'm becoming more skilled as a traditional quilter, I think I'm bound to improve as an art quilter too, eh? Stands to reason!