Saturday, January 28, 2012

Suzanne's Starz

This wonderful Star block came in the mail today. I love the way these twinkly stars fit together among the evergreens. They will be perfect in my Holiday quilt. Thanks, Suzanne!!!

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  1. You're welcome! I love Christmas lights. My original plan was to make a string of lights, but since I started sewing without really doing the math, I ended up with a bunch of stars that were too big! Which is why I squashed them together, and turned the green star into tree branches. I like the way it turned out, and am now experimenting with doing a whole quilt of interlocking scrappy stars!

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  2. Love your scrappy block. What a great gift. Wish I new how to do something like that. Do you think you can talk Suzanne into showing us how you did that?

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    1. I followed the star technique in Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking II to make the star points and branches. But instead of sewing the stars together as traditional blocks, with plain patches in the corners, I put the points from one star (or branch) in the corner of the next. Then that wasn't big enough so I added in more branch pieces to round it out.

      The trick is that you have to lay it out before you sew everything together so that you know what goes where. Also, you have to think a little about how to sew it up so that you don't have to worry about set-in seams. I was able to do this all with straight seams.

      All in all, it's much easier than it looks! Hope this helps!

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