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Starling Quilt Sew Alongside Week 5: Assemble Blocks


It is the BEST week, people! Properly, I believe so something. In Week 5 of the Starling sew alongside we assemble our blocks. At this level we now have the entire star elements and now we get to see them come collectively. We shall be specializing in pages 6 and seven of the PDF sample.

The one factor to maintain a watch out this week is lining up the seams of your nook squares. I am not a stickler for this being actual, however I do know the gratifying feeling of seeing seams line up properly. It is such a enjoyable zing of delight! I need you to get a number of zings this week, so I filmed a video to point out you a pair methods to do that.

Should you’re simply popping into this sew alongside — welcome! You will discover the entire posts within the Sew Alongside tab ceaselessly and at all times. Even if you cannot make this quilt throughout the schedule time listed beneath, that is OK! Observe alongside at your personal tempo at any time when it really works for you.

Nonetheless, in case you are following alongside in actual time, remember to put up your progress on Instagram utilizing #StarlingQuiltSA so that you might be entered to win prizes every month. Skip to the underside of this put up for the sponsor and prize this week.

Starling Quilt Sew Alongside Schedule

Week 5 Task: Assemble Blocks

I LOVE seeing these blocks come collectively, so let’s leap in!

Tip #1: Place your models in Block piles.

Utilizing the chart on the prime of web page 6 within the sample, create three piles — Block A, Block B, and Block C. Inside every pile, manage the models that can make up these blocks. For instance, Block A is a full Starling block with all of its star factors. Meaning every Block A wants (4) c items, (4) flying geese, and (1) square-in-square.

Set up your whole piles earlier than you sit down at your stitching machine. That is vital so you do not get to Week 6 and understand you simply sewed a bunch of B Blocks. 😉

Tip #2: Chain piece by block pile.

If you’ll be able to keep organized, be happy to disregard this tip and chain piece your whole blocks on the identical time. I discovered it useful to work on all of my A Blocks, then transfer on to my B Blocks and so forth.

Tip #3: Pin to match your seams.

You needn’t fear about matching each seam completely, however here’s a video tutorial on match seams that ought to provide help to in your approach

Tip #4: Be taught to like your dimples.

One query that is popped up within the Suzy Quilts Patterns FB group throughout earlier sew alongs is about dimpling. I personally suppose dimples are lovely, however the dimples you are questioning about usually are not situated on candy pudgy cheeks. No, these dimples are obvious at you after urgent — most certainly after urgent with steam. Here is what’s occurring…

  • Dimpling will usually occur in case your cloth was not pre-washed. Since we have been stitching with FQs, they have not been.
  • These dimples happen normally after utilizing steam as a result of your sizzling steamy iron is inflicting your cloth to shrink and warp slightly bit.
  • These cloth dimples usually are not an issue. I repeat, they’re effective and regular and everyone has them typically.
  • As soon as your quilt is completed, washed and barely crinkled from all the things shrinking slightly, they are going to be fully gone.

Here is a pic of a few of my dimples. They do not at all times pop up, however it’s completely effective after they do.

And there you’ve got it, people! I counsel you proceed to maintain your completed blocks into organized piles, however in case you really feel the urge to throw them up within the air in celebration, I help that too.

Week 5 Sponsor & Prize

Our Week 4 sponsor is the Stitching Arts Heart giving freely a $100 present card! SAC carries the perfect, prime quality quilting cloth, notions, and stitching provides you will discover and it is no secret that we completely love the house owners, Julie and Rachel.

The right way to Win

  • Publish a pic to Instagram. The photograph immediate for Instagram this week is to put up a pic of your Starling progress. Use #StarlingQuiltSA within the caption.
  • You should have a public Instagram profile to take part.
  • Every photograph posted is an entry and you’ll enter as many instances as you need in a single week. As soon as the week is over, these posts don’t rely within the subsequent week’s giveaway. Each week we begin recent.
  • Your photograph have to be posted between Friday, April 28 and Friday, Might 5. The winner shall be picked randomly from all qualifying posts and introduced at roughly 4:00 p.m. Central on the fifth.


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