Friday, July 25, 2014

String Star Quilt

I've made a little progress on the string star. It's been a fun and relaxing way to ease back into my sewing room and a welcome therapy to put the "flood" behind me.

Once my little diamonds were paper pieced, I sewed them into rows.
I removed the paper from the seam allowance before sewing the rows together.
I also pressed the seam allowances open.

You can see here that I pin them on each side of the seam to make sure the intersections line up.

Then I removed the paper from those seam allowances before sewing the rows together.
I have my eight large star points sewn but they are not sewn to each other yet.
I need to go buy some background fabric. I'm thinking red, like this one which I don't have enough of obviously.

I also plan a pieced border but am still playing with ideas.
Just thought I would share a little progress.
Enjoy every stitch!


  1. I find your star absolutely fantastic, the colors are beautiful and produce a stunning effect, almost patriotic quilt! It looks quite big, and I am eager to see the whole quilt finished! Have a nice week-end!

  2. Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it finished.

  3. Wonderful! If my plate weren't so full I'd be playing along - I love string piecing of all types!

  4. Is there directions for how to mark the phone book? I may be sorry that I sent 11 phone books to recycle. As fast as they multiply on my front porch, I'll have many more soon should I need them. This string star is absolutely amazing.

  5. It's coming along beautifully! I'm going to have to start saving my phone books.....

  6. wow - love it! that red is awesome!

  7. That is really looking fantastic and the red is going to be stunning!

  8. in awe. thanks for sharing the process, I am inspired to finally make one now :)
    thanks for that, looking to see if you shared the ruler you used and any tips!


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