But it doesn't stop me from thinking of these Buckeye Beauties as bugs.
I think it's the triangles - they look like wings to me, and the dark squares lined up like that look like a segmented body.
For whatever reason, I mentally refer to these blocks as 'the bugs.'
This was one of the blocks that I'd decided not to do for RSC, but then saw a quilt made with them and fell in love. So, my compromise is that I'm doing them for RSC2016 and RSC2017 - they're 4" blocks (finished) so it's going to take a buttload of them to make a quilt bigger than a handkerchief anyway. Two years ought to just about do it. Three at the outside...
And they work just dandy for leader/enders for Big Twinkle, here.
Woohoo! I'm starting to sew the blocks together! (I think I'm still short a couple of the small sashing stars, but I've got pieces cut for more, so I'll make them as needed, once the dust settles a bit.) I've got the two rows on the left assembled, sashing and all. (The blocks that are folded back are leaving a space open for me to walk as I pick up and lay down blocks, without stepping on anything pretty.)
What slows the process down is the fact that I managed to pick directional prints for both the sashing pieces and the center squares of the big stars, so I have to double and triple check every placement before stitching. (The star centers are not only up/down directional, but left/right directional also, as I determined after looking closer. There's a darker shading on one side of those 'beads' in the print.)
You can see that the star on the bottom left of that last picture is going to have to be rotated widdershins to line up with the rest of its buddies. (On the plus side, as long as I get it right it helps me keep track of which end is the top of the strip and which is the bottom.)
And it's really important to line up all those directionals just so. Our family runs rather heavily to the anal-retentive/OCD side. Put us in a room with a crooked-hanging painting, and we'll all start to twitch within minutes. Probably in sync.
No way anyone would ever get any sleep under this thing if one of those lines was going the wrong way...