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perjantai 26. huhtikuuta 2013

Stars

After two weeks break I sewed four stars for my starry quilt today.
I tried to focus on Pinwheel stars... but there is only two pinwheels and one... odd... variation of it.
Do you remember last week's Designer Mystery block 'County Fair'? Then I dreamed of doing a star variation of it...

... and now it's here;o)... the biggest star on the left.

If you like to sew it, I give you cutting instructions for the middle part of the star. The points of the star are made same way as in the Basic Sawtooth Star pattern.

Fabric A: cut two 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares
Fabric B: cut one 3 7/8" x 3 7/8 square
Fabric C: two 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares
Fabric D: cut one 3 7/8" x 3 7/8 square
Fabric E: two 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares

Oh, maybe it's better that I give you also some sewing instructions?

First draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the Fabric A squares. With right sides facing, layer one Fabric A square with a Fabric B square. Stitch 1/4" from each side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the marked line. You will get two A/B units, which should measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Repeat this with Fabrics A/D.

Now you should have four HST units on your sewing table ;o). 
By the way... I pressed all the seams open.

Then draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the Fabric C and Fabric E squares. With right sides facing, layer Fabric C with Fabric A/B unit and Fabric E with Fabric A/D unit. Pay close attention to the direction of the Fabric A/B and Fabric A/D units. Stitch on the drawn line and trim 1/4" away from the seam. Don't throw away those trimmed pieces! You can sew the middle part of 8" star of them!

Now you should have two Fabric A/B/C and two Fabric A/D/E units, which should measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Sew those units together... you see assembling from the photo above.
Tadaa! 
You have now sewn the middle part of the star...
should we call it as a variation star of 'County Fair'?
 Oh my, there is many little stars undone...

What else I have done...
Virtual Quilting Bee continued last Friday... ... with Going Dutch block #4.

I like the other blocks, but somehow the third block is not my favorite. It's so different than the others...
if I tell you the true, I regret now that I used the blue Fat Quarters of Beach House to it.

I also got ready the fifth block of Pumpkinville BOM...
and started to applique the row of the pumpkin cars;o)

Now I have updated my doings... what is going on there at yours...?

I WISH you A CreAtive WeekEND!!!

5 kommenttia:

Tilkkureppu kirjoitti...

Ihania, ihania tähtiä, kun näitä kuvia katsoo tekee mieli itsekin tehdä tähtiä.
Sinun tähdet on niin siististi tehty!

Tilkunviilaaja kirjoitti...

Samaa mieltä, ihania tähtiä, lovely stars! It's going to be a fabulous quilt. Where will you put it, do you know? Will you keep or gift it?

Hannele kirjoitti...

Ihana tähtitaivas tuikkii täällä! Kauniita vihreän sävyjä, ja kiva tuo antamasi ohjekin... voi kun ehtisi kokeilla aina kaikkea mihin ihastuu...

Grit kirjoitti...

Your stars are so wonderful.


Grit

Sinta Renee kirjoitti...

I love your star blocks! The project is just beautiful! Your Pumpkinville is wonderful too.