|Inspiration taken from Blue Ridge Girl's Flickr photostream.|
Not an uncommon pattern, and a pretty one. Only could I find printable templates for free online? Could I heck. And I wanted them now, not next week if I ordered some.
So, thought I, I'll just make them. I already had hexie papers I cut with the Go! Baby so I started with the 1" hexies as my centre. If the hexies were 1" then the diamonds needed to be 2". Fairly simple maths. The problem lay in my ability to consistently measure 2" on my paper. You would think a child could do it so therefore so could I, but no. I had lines all over the place. I was not impressed with myself.
But eventually I got there. I had a little pile of diamonds cut. I took some of them and marked off 1" on one point and chopped that off. And there I had it - the necessary paper templates to make starflowers. I am ever so chuffed with myself. Just wish I didn't have so many brain farts getting to the end of the task.
Now, I have to go pick some fabrics. That takes me even longer than making paper templates.