Monday, April 9, 2012

Xi Ser, Block 12

In spite of its lowly standing among the letters of the Greek alphabet, Xi Serpentis (no proper name) is among the brighter stars of the constellation, and lies just to the east of where the tail of the Serpent (Serpens Cauda, the constellation in two parts) joins the classic figure of Ophiuchus at Sabik. It lies 105 light years away, and shines with the light of 31 Suns from its 7100 Kelvin surface.

I did make it to 12 yesterday with the completion of this star. This ws the most complex one so far. Each quarter of the block is made up of 5 paper pieced sections, and each of those had multiple pieces. Getting the 5 paper pieced sections together to form a sqaure was a nightmare, but once that was done, putting the four squares together to make the block was a piece of comparison.

Hope everyone is doing well. I'm taking a short road trip next weekend by myself to see my parents and am going to take a couple of blocks and my featherweight with me to give me something to do when I wake at 5am.