Another Star block

Posted by Ruth on 25 March 2012 | 5 Comments

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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.

Second Star Block in autumn colors

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.

Triangles and Squares create ears which should be trimmed off

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.

Sew with the center unit on top

And the result is this beautiful matching point.

Seam points match exactly

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 >> 

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  • I really like the way you showed every step. It's always the little things that make a task perfect. Thank you.

    Posted by Rosemarie Davis, 30/03/2018 11:04am (3 years ago)

  • love this star can't wait unti;\l i start it

    Posted by laura teal, 27/04/2017 1:40pm (4 years ago)

  • It is a pretty star Eileen, thanks for admiring it. You can find the details here on our website:

    Posted by Ruth, 16/08/2015 1:34pm (6 years ago)

  • While looking for a new block pattern for a Shoe Box Shuffle challenge, I came across your Entwined Star. Love it.
    What do you charge for down loading it, or mailing. Thank you.

    Posted by Eileen De Ville, 16/08/2015 1:30pm (6 years ago)

  • Like the quilt pattern! This Autumn theme is really beautiful!

    Posted by JoAnn W, 15/04/2013 4:03pm (8 years ago)

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