Starflower Quilt Along: Borders and Done!

So has this quilt been easier than you thought it was? We are on the home stretch and after today’s instructions you will have a finished quilt top!

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To start, you’ll need to download the template for the top and bottom borders. You’ll be able to find that template here. Print it out and trace it onto a sturdier card stock.

In my first post, I had you cut 3″ strips, you will need four of those for the left and right borders. For the top and bottom borders, cut two 3.5″ strips from your background fabric. Using the template, cut eight complete shapes and four partial shapes. This will get a little bit more clear if I demonstrate.
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Line your template up on top of the fabric with the long edge (hypotenuse) against the straight edge of the fabric. I often use a piece of double sided tape to get it to hold still while I cut. Get the corner tip as close to the fold as possible. Lay your straight edge ruler on top and make your first angled cut.
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Carefully lift up the ruler, and lay it against the second short side. Cut out the shape. You now have 2 shapes cut.
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Lift up your template, rotate it 180 degrees and stick it back on the fabric, making sure the hypotenuse edge is straight with the fabric and the obtuse angle is just touching the opposite edge of the strip. Cut out your second shape. You should now have four complete shapes. If you flip the template over one more time, you will get a shape that is short on one edge.
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Repeat with the other strip for your 8 complete shapes and 4 partial shapes.

Now, I really should have taken a picture from further back, but I hope you can get the gist of this. We are going to sew these shapes into the zig zag at the top and bottom of your quilt.
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To do this, we are going to lay out the piece, then flip it, right sides together with the long sides touching. Pin.
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Sew all the way from the edge to 1/4″ from the inside angle. Make sure to stop before you reach the ‘Y’ seam.
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Using the same technique we’ve used in both previous tutorials, we are going to twist the fabric so that the short sides are lined up at the inside of the ‘Y’. Pin and sew, making sure that your new seam goes all the way to the outer edge of the diamond, but the inside seam stops 1/4″ from the edge (use the previous seam as your guide). For each of my quilts, the partial shape has been at least long enough to reach the edge of my quilt, and usually they are longer. If yours have overhang on the vertical sides, press and trim to a straight edge.
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Lay out your next triangle shape in the next gap. Repeat the above steps inserting these into the corresponding spaces. This goes so much faster than you might think!
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Once you’ve tackled those, the side borders are SO easy.

From your 3″ strips, trim off the selvedges and lay your ruler against the cut edge of the fabric (NOT the fold!). Cut two pieces 17.5″ long.
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From the four fold pieces, cut four 6.5″ strips.

With the 17.5″ strips, lay your ruler’s 30/ 60 degree line against the top of the strip and trim your edge to look like this.
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Bring the uncut edge toward you and repeat, making sure that your are trimming it so that there is one long side, and one short side, not a long diamond shape.
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With your 6.5″ strips, you only need to trim one side of the strip.
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Lay one of your strips right sides together against one of the open spaces on your quilt top. Make sure the edges line up on either side (this will be a little bit awkward because of the y seam, but remember that your fabric isn’t fragile :) Pin in place. Sew these together starting and stopping 1/4″ from either edge.
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Once this seam is sewn, twist the angled part of the border up and pin to the naked part of your star.

DSC_0188Sew these together from the edge to the inner ‘Y’ corner, stopping at the previous seam.  Repeat this on the other side. For your 6.5″ strips, you’ll use the same technique, with the angled edges towards the diamonds and the straight edge on the end of the quilt.

Ta da! Your quilt is *technically* finished. For my Briar Rose quilt, I chose to add 3″ plain borders all the way around, and on this quilt I am thinking to add 1.5″ all the way around, just to give it a bit of polish.

So, have you made progress? Would you like to me to try and hold a link party so we can see whate everyone is doing? I would certainly like to see if anyone else made this pretty quilt!

In the meanwhile, I’m about to cut into this bundle of luscious scraps from a very sweet and generous friend. I wonder what I’ll make!

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Star Flower Quilt Along: Sewing The Rows Together

So, I have had these pictures taken for WEEKS! And now it is after midnight in my hotel
room at Sewing Summit, but it is quiet so I am stealing this minute to write these
down. Maybe you’ll get a chance to sew them together this weekend :) Let’s start by
laying out our rows on a flat surface. Starflower Split your rows into pairs, you will be sewing together
seams that look like this: Zig Zag Seam Flip the top (the one with the star flower on the edge)
over and pin the correct edges together. Fold Over and Pin Now, head over to your sewing machine, and sew that
edge together, stopping 1/4″ from the corner/edge of fabric: First Seam Here is the part where you have to remember that your
fabric is not fragile. You will need to line up the next seam so that diamonds touch
hexagons. This will require a bit of twisting the first seam out of the way. Just make
sure not to catch it underneath when sewing the next seam (Ask me how I know that can
happen…) Once you have the edges lined up, pin the little tabs that stick out just
like you did in the last step to allow perfect points. 2nd Seam Start stitching where your previous seams ended (1/4″
away from the edge) and stop sewing 1/4″ before you get to the next edge Keep on
twisting the fabric so that you can line up the next seam, pin and sew. Repeat these
steps until you have all of your rows sewn into pairs (except that lonely bottom 9th
row.) DSC_0147 Now, just repeat these steps sewing together the top two pairs of
rows, then sewing together the bottom five rows.Last, sew the two halves of the quilt
top together. It is a bit of starting and stopping and a good ebook (or a lovely
chatting companion) would be a great way to pass the time. All right, that wasn’t so
hard, was it?! I can’t believe it took me so long to write it all down. But, I did.
Now, we just need borders and you will be all DONE! Yay!!!! Now that sewing
summit/family trips/massive fabric deliveries/every family birthday.anniversary.special
occasion are over for a bit, hopefully it won’t take me so long to get the last step
posted. Thank you so much for following along!

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Clover Sunshine: Alison Glass Designs Blog Hop!

Clover Sunshine Treasure Hunt Quilt
I am thrilled to be playing along on the Alison Glass Designs Blog Hop today! We are
celebrating her upcoming release Clover Sunshine this week. I can’t think of a prettier
fabric line that has come along recently. This one is just so…. happy. It’s
absolutely perfect.
Treasure Hunt Quilt in Clover Sunshine
The colors are rich and bright and speak to me of fall, but not the pumpkin side so
much as the plums, blue skies, cooler weather and being able to go outside after the
heat of summer and have some fun. I’m so thrilled with how this little baby quilt
turned out. My points aren’t perfect (or even close!) but I had a lot of fun making it.
And I smile every time I look at it.

Clover Sunshine Treasure Hunt Quilt
This is Alison’s second full collection. Her first fabric line, Lucky Penny, totally
captured my heart. Her recent Sun Print Basics have flown off of our shelves. If you
haven’t seen them, you can find them “https://www.etsy.com/shop/westwoodacres/search?search_query=Sun+print&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search”>
here. Clover Sunshine should be arriving soon and I can’t wait to see what everyone
makes with it! So, would you like a chance to work with some of these pretty fabrics?
Alison is very generously offering up a fat
quarter of all of her recent and upcoming fabrics! Hop on over to her blog for a chance to win (and make sure to
follow her @alisonglass on Instagram to keep up with all the pretty fabric peeks!

If you haven’t already, you can stop by these amazing blogs for more
chances to win Alison’s fabric collections and her gorgeous new quilt pattern (created
with the wonderful Nydia from “http://www.add-crafter.com”>The ADD Crafter)

Group 1 – Feathers, Text, Party Streamer
8.19.13 – Olivia Jane
Handcrafted
8.21.13 – One Shabby Chick
8.23.13 – Silly Mama
Quilts
8.26.13 – Threadbias
8.28.13 – KD Quilts
8.30.13 – April Rhodes
Group 2 – Feathers Quilt Pattern
9.2.13 – The ADD Crafter
9.4.13 – Sew Sweetness
9.6.13 – I’m A Ginger Monkey
9.9.13 – Ellison Lane Quilts
9.11.13 – Olivia Jane
Handcrafted
9.13.13 – Imagine Gnats
Group 3 – Clover Sunshine
9.16.13 – Crafty Fox
9.18.13 – One Girl Circus
9.20.13 – Sew Sweetness
9.23.13 – There and Back
9.25.13 – J.M.B.
9.27.13 – Modern Maven
Group 4 – Corsage, Bike Path, X & +
9.30.13 – Gen X Quilters
10.2.13 – Don’t Call Me Betsy
10.4.13 – Canoe Ridge Creations
10.7.13 – Jacey Craft
10.9.13 – Bijou Lovely
10.11.13 – Fresh Lemons Quilts
PS: I have all the starflower picture tutorials taken, but haven’t had a chance
to write them up, yet! Anyone want to come wrangle two very energetic children so I
can finish?!

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Star Flower Quilt Along Week 4: Sewing In The Hexagons

Well, At least this is coming up in the same week that it is due, right? I apologize for this delay, everyone. Thank you for being so understanding. We are all back up to snuff over here, and your well wishes were so appreciated. Sometimes being a mom is a pretty tough job.

So, let’s get down to business?

Start by laying out all of your starflowers on your design (Ahem) floor. It’s one of the reasons we chose this house. It has a great design floor…
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Once you have the flowers arranged the way that you want, separate out the rows. What rows, you say? Well, there are two kinds of rows in this quilt. I have cleverly named them ‘A’ rows, and ‘B’ rows. Hopefully, you can see the difference in this picture (turned 90 degrees from the previous picture):
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You’ll notice that ‘A’ rows start and end with a star flower and each row includes 6 star flowers. ‘B’ rows start and end with a pair of hexagons and a triangle, and include 5 star flowers. You should have 5 total ‘A’ rows and 4 total ‘B’ rows.
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Here is where those triangles come into play. These are the messiest, least perfect part of this pattern, but they are *so close* to perfect that I make them work.*
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Once you have your rows all together, I recommend stacking them and pinning a number to the top to keep them in order. I also recommend putting the pin in the same diamond in each stack so you know which direction the star flowers should be turned :)

The moment we’ve all been waiting for: tackling set in aka ‘y’ seams. My biggest tip for this is to remember that your fabric IS NOT FRAGILE. It isn’t. You can twist it, turn it, sew it, and guess what, no big deal! Unless you are cutting it, there isn’t much you can do to ruin your fabric.

Lay out your first two star flowers from your first ‘A’ row and your first pair of hexagons that go between them like this. You are going to attach the top hexagon to the left starflower, and the bottom hexagon to the right star flower.
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I prefer stitching the starflower in this order. Flip the hexagon over the point that will join with the other star flower.
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Starting 1/4″ away from the where the diamonds are stitched together, sew the diamond to the hexagon. Sew all the way to the end of the fabric.
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Now, twist the hexagon up so that it is laying flush with the adjoining diamond. You will NOT break your fabric! No need to be rough, but don’t stress about this. Make sure that the corner of the hexagon lines up with the obtuse corner of the diamond. There should be a very slight overhang of the acute angle of the diamond on the other side. This allows the 1/4″ seam allowance to produce a straight edge.
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Stitch from the starting point of the previous seam all the way to the edge of the fabric.
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Are you doing ok? Cause that was the tricky part, and it is all smooth sailing from here!

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Lay our your blocks like this. Just like in the last step, use the little triangle overhangs to line up your seam.
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For this step, I use a pin. Pin the triangle tabs together with the edges of the seam lined up.
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Start sewing at the previous line of stitches, 1/4″ away from the corner of the hexagon.
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Stop sewing 1/4″ away from the far edge.
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You should have two seams left before your star flowers are joined, top right and bottom left. You will sew these together the same way that you stitched the ‘y’ seams before. Twist your fabric so that the edges of the diamond and hexagon line up.
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Sew from the end of the previous seam to the edge of the fabric. Repeat with the last seam.
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Ta da! You have joined your first two star flowers. If these feel a little awkward and slow, that is totally normal. I bet by the time you finish the first row, you will be much faster. By the time you get to the end, there won’t be anything in the world of quilting you can’t do :)
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And I think those perfect points are worth a pat on the back!

For ‘B’ rows, the technique is mostly the same, with the exception of how they begin. You will use your triangle piece to fill the gap for where a star flower would normally go. Except, if you are using the triangle from cutting hexagons (like I am!) it is just a smidge to small. But, through a little tugging and a bit of stretching, it does seem to work. Once the border is on, you won’t even notice.
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Separate them as before, but instead of a ‘y’ seam, center the triangle against the hexagon as best you can and sew them together.
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Follow the steps above to join the starflower to the triangle/hexagon mix. ***If someone thinks up a more elegant solution, let me know and I will update this post.***
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The result is that the triangle isn’t exactly flush with the edge that adjoins to the border and the point isn’t as perfect as the others. I don’t mind either, since most of the triangle edges are bias and won’t ravel and I feel comfortable leaving them scant. As for the not-perfect point, once it is quilted, since it’s all solid, you may not be able to tell. But, if this bugs you, just substitute a 3.5″ equilateral triangle.

I loved seeing your stars and can’t wait to see your rows! I’ll pop back in with step by step directions on how to sew the rows together this weekend! eek! You are going to have 90% of your quilt top done by Monday/Tuesday-ish!!!

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Monday, Schmonday

Hello, friends. I wanted to pop in to let you know I will be posting the next starflower tutorial, most likely tomorrow (Tuesday – fingers crossed!). I have spent a week rocking a croupy baby and doing last minute cleaning on our last house – which closed last Friday.
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If you had a crazy week like me, then this will give you an extra day to finish your 50 star flowers :)

If you are already caught up, I really apologize! See you tomorrow!

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Star Flower QAL: Week 3 (The Sewing of the Star Flowers :))

Good Afternoon, Everyone! Thank you so much for quilting along! I went back and adjusted the previous post to include the total number of diamonds (at least 300). I would recommend making extras so you have a bit of extras to make sure you can vary the prints around the quilt. You can always use extras in the backing or a pillow.

Today we are going to start stitching! All of the stitching for the examples was done on a machine, but this could easily be done by hand if you are happier with that. To start, lay out your diamonds. If you are doing an every-other layout, you may want to pair all of your starflower prints/solids ahead of time, or you can do it as you go along. I highly recommend chain piecing the sewing part of this :)

To start, layout six diamonds into star flowers. I am showing a scrappy layout where you will need 6 different prints and the every-other where you will need three diamonds of solids and 3 diamonds of prints.
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Next, set aside the third diamond from each set (I set aside the top from the left half and the bottom from the right half if you are using the every-other method, just to keep them straight. I let the scrappy ones fall where they may :))
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Repeat each of the following steps for each half of the star flower.

You are going to sew a seam that starts 1/4″ from the obtuse edge of the diamond pairs and goes all the way to the edge of the acute edge of the diamond. I’ve drawn this out on a pair of diamonds to make it more clear.
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I start sewing at the ‘x’ on the obtuse side so I don’t forget and accidentally sew too far. If you feel more comfortable marking each set, please feel free, but I think once you do it once or twice, you will feel pretty comfortable eyeballing it.
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Finger Press your seams open as you go. Fingernails are amazing time savers at this point. If you prefer to press, that would work too.
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Add a third diamond to each set of pairs. Make sure that the seam is sewn so that the prints/solids alternate. You will start (As before) 1/4″ from the obtuse side of the diamond and sew all the way to the acute edge.
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Finger press this seam to the outside new diamond. You should have a little extra corner hanging over the edge of the half-star flower.
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To join up the two halves of the starflower, line up the little corners that hang over the edges.
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Starting 1/4″ from the edge, sew the two halves together, making sure to sew directly over the place where the two previous seams come to a point. If you sew over this seam junction, you will have practically perfect points every time!
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Here’s another angle of that. This is a pretty important step and perfect points are like a hug from your sewing machine :)
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Now, just press your center seam open to relieve as much of the bulk as possible. The back of your star flower should look like this:
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And the front should look something like this:
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Hip Hip Hooray! Repeat this 49 more times and you should have 50 (and maybe a few extra!) star flowers ready to be sewn into a quilt top next week!
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If you have any questions, I will try and answer them as quickly as possible. It does seem I am better at responding via Facebook and Instagram if you happen to be following along there :)

PS: A few people have asked for a picture of the entire star flower quilt. I will try and get one tonight. So far, the best picture I have is in this post

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Star Flower Quilt Along: Week 2 (the one where we cut!)

Welcome to week two of my star flower quilt along! I am loving this quilt just as much the second time around and I am so excited that so many of you are interested in stitching along with me!

This week, we are going to cut our pretty fabrics. This is one of my favorite parts of quilting. You will need a clear ruler at least 5.5″ wide by 24″ long. It would help if you had a Fons and Porter hexagon ruler, but if you don’t, I’ll have a hexagon template available by mid-morning here (ha! we can’t find the power cord for the scanner under all of these boxes so my sweet husband will be scanning it from work)

EDIT: Here is the link for the templates.

From your solid fabric, you are going to need to cut 98 hexagons (I apologize for the typo before, this should be 98, not 48). To start, we are going to cut (17) 5.5″ strips from your solid (white) fabric. From each strip, using your hexagon template, you will get 6 hexagons. Start by laying your hexagon on your strip with the points up and down.
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Cut away the bottom excess. Flip the template over so that the bottom points are lined up. Using your rotary cutter, cut the top two edges as carefully as possible (the angles will line up, so going over your mark will not ruin the next cut!)
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Line up the points of the previous hexagon with the next hexagon like shown. Cut off the bottom triangles.
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Save those triangles! You’ll need a few for the borders and I think a matching triangle pillow from scraps sounds absolutely fabulous!
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Now, just cut your top edges and then continue to flip and cut hexagons with all of your 5.5″ strips
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Now, cutting the diamonds. These will be cut from your solids and prints and you will need a minimum of 300 diamonds for this quilt. I recommend cutting extras and even making a few extra starflowers. This way, when you are laying out, you can mix and match and not worry too much about having similar stars ‘too close’. Cut 3″ strips from your gorgeous prints. You will need to cut at least 30 strips 3″x WOF OR 60 strips 3″ x 21″ (cutting from fat quarters folded in half is perfectly fine).
Cutting Diamonds Step 1
Now that you have cut your strips with the straight of grain, we are going to use your ruler’s 30/60 degree to cut the diamonds. If you haven’t used it before, look for a line coming from the top corner of your ruler that is marked like this.
30 DEGREE/60 DEGREE RULER LINE

Lay this line across the cut edge of your strip like so and trim off the selvedge edge of the fabric.
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Now, lay the straight measure lines against the angled cut at the 3″ mark and cut your first diamonds.
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Just keep laying the 3″ line of your ruler against the new edges until you run out of fabric. You should be able to get 5-6 diamonds from each 3″ strip, depending on the actual width of the fabric :)
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For the borders, you will need to cut from your solid (white) (3) 2.5″ strips, (6) 3″ strips, and then set the remainder of your yardage aside for some cut to measure pieces we’ll need on the inner borders :)

Thank you so much for following along! Feel free to ask questions and I will try and answer right back!

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Star Flower Quilt Along: Kick Off!!

So, I feel like a bit of a tease. I promised months ago that I would host a quilt along for my Star Flower quilt. And then we stumbled on the perfect house. It has the best neighborhood for a home for my little family and space that will allow my little shop to keep growing without taking over the living space.

So, we have spent the last little bit getting our current home ready to sell. I am going to miss it so much. I’m overwhelmed with memories and hoping the new place will hold my heart the way this home has.
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So, now that you know why the sewing has been a bit sporadic over here, let’s talk quilts! This quilt is so fun in Briar Rose and I adore quilting it because it is just so pretty. Seriously.

DSC_0076So, on to the quilt along! The schedule is going to be on the following timeline. I plan to post my quilt along tutorials on Mondays. This way, you can squeeze in a bit of sewing during the week or do one big sewing event over the weekend.

The Schedule:
Monday, August 5th: Kickoff and Fabric Requirements and Color Ideas
Monday, August 12th: Cutting out the Quilt Top
Monday August 19th: Sewing The Star Flowers
Monday August 26th: Assembling the Quilt Top (Y-Seams Here We Come!)
Monday, September 2nd: Borders, Borders, Borders!
Monday, September 9th: Wrap-Up and Linky Party!

There are two different approaches to this quilt. One is a super scrappy look like here:
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And the second is the every other look like here:
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(Oh look! A scrappy star slipped in :))

I guess there is a third option with scrappy plus a common element like you see in the original quilt that inspired me.

If you want to quilt along, here are the fabric requirements for a twin sized quilt without much overhang. I’ve been a bit generous on the measurement for the solid to account for any cutting errors and since the inner borders will take a bit of an awkward cut.

Scrappy:
30 strips 3″x WOF OR 60 strips 3″ x 21″ (cutting from fat quarters folded in half is perfectly fine)
3 Yards of Solid Fabric

Every-Other:
34 strips 3″x WOF or 68 paired strips (2 of each print) 3″ x 21″ *you may want to add more strips if you would like more variety. Each WOF piece or paired strip will provide 3 sets of diamonds for star flowers.
3 yards of Solid Fabric

For my Star Flower Quilt, I used Briar Rose by Heather Ross and a selection of coordinating solids. These can be found in my shop here. I am going to be making this quilt again and seeing if I can keep ahead of the quilt along. This time be using this stack of Happy Go Lucky remnant pieces from my little (but growing!) shop. This is quite possibly my favorite Bonnie and Camille line ever. And my little boy needs a quilt to match his sister’s, right?
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I played around with a few other options today to see if any of them inspire you. There are so many great combinations of fabrics, and while I love using an entire line in a quilt, I also love seeing many fabrics pulled from various collections all merged into something unique. If you are more comfortable with that approach, definitely go that direction!

Some ideas I had were:

Two Tone:
Orange and Navy Stack
This quilt would be stunning in an every other layout. I may come back to this stack.

Low Volume against a contrasting background:
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This super light grey (A bella solid called ‘Feather’) makes these low volume tones glow. I would use this in a scrappy layout. Sigh. I wish I had time to make them all!

Common Element:
Polka Dot Rainbow
I think an all-polka-dot star flower quilt would be too cute! I’ve always wanted an all polka dot quilt since I saw this quilt from Rita over at RPQ. I chose a selection of Monochromatic dots, but this could look really fun with a bunch of cool multi colored dots!

So there you have it. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I know it is back to school and life is a bit busy, but I’m not sure when it ever slows down! If you can join us, feel free to add your photos to our flickr pool here http://www.flickr.com/groups/2093007@N20/ or use the hash tag on IG or twitter #starflowerqal. I would LOVE to see your fabric stacks and I am hoping to see a whole lot of pretty quilt tops come September.
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Are you in? I’ll see you next Monday!

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Bangles and Bling

You may remember that way back here I posted this little work in progress. It has been, um, ten weeks or so since I started this, but it has finally turned into a finished top. That’s half the battle, right?
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This pattern is designed by Sarah Fielke in her new book Hand Quilted With Love. I really love the shape of it, but if you want to make one, make sure to cut your strips to 2.5″ not 2″ as mentioned in the pattern. I really love Sarah’s book. The quilts are gorgeous and inspiring and this one jumped out at me as I thumbed through. Sarah made hers from the Denyse Schmidt picnic and Fairgrounds line from a couple of years ago. I love Denyse’s fabric lines so much, and I wanted to make my own Denyse Quilt.
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This quilt started with a fat eighth bundle of Shelburne Falls and then I made sure to add pieces from each of Denyse’s ranges. There is a little Katie Jump Rope, a bit of the original Flea Market Fancy. I somehow brought myself to cut into the blue seeds I’ve been saving. There are a few pieces from her Joann fabric ranges, and a large helping of Chicopee.
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After that, I just started raiding my scrap and remnant drawers. I have some Glimma and Architextures from the remnant bucket in my shop, and a healthy dose of scraps. I love how they all work together.

So, another top is going in the pile. I really need to make the journey to my dining room table so that I can start getting these quilted!

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Collaged: A New Quilt Top

Want to know what perfection is? It’s an entire afternoon to sew without having to stop at least a dozen times to refill milk, water, and dole out cheese, crackers, otter pops, and any other snacks that catch my little one’s attention. I got just that yesterday and finished up this pretty little quilt top. Collage Quilt Top
A few weeks back, a pretty little bundle of Collage by Carrie Blomston of SUCHdesigns. This line is coming out shortly from Windham fabrics. It was really fun to see this line at Quilt Market, and I knew I wanted to do something really scrappy with these prints. I loved the liberated star pattern Rita used making a quilt from these same fabrics.
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The colors take me back to my 80′s childhood. Do teal and purple go together? Yes, yes they do. This pattern is the ‘Jack and Jill’ pattern from the new ‘Growing Up Modern’ book from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. I highly recommend this book!
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And I love the little bird print. These are part of a border print and are practically the most adorable things I’ve ever seen.
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See them peeking out just there. I need more birds in my life. I’m thinking of quilting this one with flannel instead of batting since the temperatures here are climbing, but I’m not going to let that stop me from curling up under my new quilt!

Collage will be out this month in our little shop as bundles and yardage of the amazing text prints! If you love it, make sure to ask for it at your local quilt shop as well!

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