Welcome to “A Season in Blue” Quilt Alongside –
Let’s discover ways to make a quilt “glow” with this month’s block.
Every month we’re making particular person blocks
from a collection of quilts present in our “A Season in Blue” e-book.
This will provide you with an opportunity to strive among the stunning patterns
and develop as a quilter, as we create a Block Sampler.
For extra details about this occasion, click on right here.
Our third month’s blocks will probably be Capturing Stars from
the “Blooming Star” quilt on web page 50 of our “A Season in Blue” e-book.
Please word: Materials in step-by-step pictures and movies might range from my blocks.
These will probably be supplied to display the method, and tips on how to make your blocks
by means of the step-by-step pictures and movies.
I’ll share with you the materials I will probably be utilizing for every block, however
I encourage you to get inventive this yr and select materials that you just love!
We will probably be making this Star block in a wide range of materials!
Collect your provides and comply with the slicing instructions on web page 51 of the “A Season in Blue” e-book.
For our Block Sampler, you will want 5 Star Blocks.
Have enjoyable selecting out your materials and get inventive with these coloration selections!
The instructions under are to go with the complete instructions in our e-book, A Season in Blue.
For full directions, confer with pages 51-54.
Do not forget to go to our YouTube channel. If you happen to want just a little further assist,
click on right here to observe and get useful ideas for this block!
Are you able to make some stars?
For one block, you will want the next:
Chopping: From darkish material, reduce 12 Template A items.
From mild material, reduce a 2½” x 18″ strip. Then reduce 12 Template B triangles.
Every Star block is created from 12 A and 12 B items.
For our Block Sampler, we will probably be making 5 complete star blocks. You will want 60 A and 60 B items complete.
Beginning with the darkish A chunk proper aspect up in your hand.
Fold in half, proper sides collectively, as proven.
Sew from the aspect level to the tip alongside prime of the blade utilizing a ¼” seam allowance.
Trim inside prime tip of seam allowance, leaving at the least ⅛” seam.
Observe: Please discover that for step-by-step photos, I’m utilizing the identical darks to simplify the photographs and enable you to deal with the method. To your block you possibly can combine and match darks or maintain them in the identical material as you want.
Flip the blade proper aspect out and use a chopstick or blunt edge poker to completely flip level.
Heart the seam on the bottom of A chunk and press blade firmly,
pushing seam allowance to at least one aspect. Repeat for all A items.
Edyta’s Tip: Stitching, turning, and urgent the A blades
goes in a short time in case you’re utilizing a chain-piecing method.
Subsequent, take mild B triangle piece and fold the highest tip down ¼”, incorrect sides collectively, and finger press.
With incorrect sides collectively, fold mild B triangle in half lengthwise as proven.
Place darkish blade A proper aspect up, then place folded mild B triangle on the right-hand fringe of the A blade. Align all uncooked edges collectively and pin.
Lay a second darkish A blade proper aspect down atop the pinned A blade and sandwich the B “glow” between them. The sunshine B triangle will probably be wedged between the 2 A blades.
Starting with a backstitch to lock your seam, sew by means of all three items utilizing a ¼” seam allowance. Repeat two earlier steps to make 6 matching pairs of darkish A blades
with a lightweight B triangle inserted between them in every seam.
From the incorrect aspect, use your fingers to press the seam allowances open.
Press the sunshine B triangle down within the middle of the seam.
Gently press the seam allowances open.
Repeat steps to make and press six blade units.
Sew the blade units collectively in the identical method as earlier than,
inserting a lightweight B triangle between every pair of A blades.
Proceed in the identical method till all six pairs of A blades have been joined right into a star.
Reduce 5 squares, 11″ x 11″ (after appliquing, you’ll trim to 10½” x 10½”)
and 4 sashing strips, 2″ x 10½”.
(All background squares and sashing strips might be reduce from a wide range of lights.)
Press an 11″ mild background sq.. Utilizing a contact of cloth stick glue on every star level, middle it on the background sq., then applique the star into the background
utilizing hand or machine applique.
Observe: When putting your star on the background, you possibly can rotate or place as you want. Please discover in my step-by-step I’ve my factors pointing in the direction of the corners of the background, the place within the completed block, I rotated my star so the factors are in the direction of the aspect of the block so you possibly can
see the way it appears to be like and select your favourite!
See web page 54 in your e-book for machine applique detailed instructions.
Use Template C to organize and applique the circle on the star.
For our Block Sampler, repeat steps to make a complete of 5 Star blocks.
Utilizing 2″ x 10½” sashings, organize and stitch your blocks right into a row.
Row measurement will probably be 56½” unfinished.
Congratulations! You’ve now made your “Blooming Star” blocks on your Sampler Quilt.
Here is is your Blooming Star coloration inspiration!
Blue Escape materials simply GLOW on this design!
Oh, my coronary heart simply skipped a beat for Strawberries and Cream!
Nice job everybody!
Oh I simply cannot wait to see how your coloration combos
will come collectively.
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