Another Star block
Here I am again with another block for "Entwined Star", just because I could not resist making another. The first was so much fun that this time I wanted to try a more autumn tone block.
Anita made hers with all different blocks - a scrappy quilt you might say, but did you know, there is no reason why you cannot do all the blocks the same? For the 12 block quilt, that would mean you would need 3/4 yd of both medium and medium dark fabrics, 1/2 yd for the dark fabric and 2 1/8 yd for the background plus your borders and binding of course.
My next block, being more autumn in color, was made in green and wine colors with a tan background.
I have another couple of tips that I forgot to write down while making the first block which I wanted to share with you now.
When sewing triangles to squares, you create little ears at the end of the seams. These don't bother me so much when sewing on my Bernina, but when I sewed using a quarter inch foot with a black guard on the side I noticed they became a real problem if you didn't trim them off. They often got caught on the guard and twisted the fabric making me sew crooked. I soon learned to trim them off before placing the next seam under the foot again.
Another tip: when sewing the middle units. Sew with the center unit on the top, so you can see exactly where to sew through the point. You can see here, how I have sewn directly through the point where the seams cross over.
And the result is this beautiful matching point.
So what comes next? More blocks of course and after that, I can add sashing and borders. But that's for another day.
I do hope my tips were useful when constructing your "Entwined Star". If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and don't forget to check back to my first post if you missed it as there are more tips to know there. Back to Last Blog Post >>