Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Seeing Stars Sew Along Step 8 (special edition!)

Due to the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in, I asked if you would like to get the last steps sooner than scheduled. You resoundingly said YES. So here is April's step 2 weeks early. I'll also share the last step very soon for those that are ready. Please stay safe and well and don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything at all. Scroll down to the last post for the special offer (gift with purchase) that is currently running in the shop.

Step 8

18'' x 27'' Panel 

Panel Option "A"


Panel Option "A reverse"


Panel Option "B"


Panel Option "B reverse"

Preparation:
Each panel will have the following:
5 blocks 6 ½’’ x 6 ½’’ 
1 block 12 ½’’ x 12 ½’’ 
1 filler strip 3 ½’’ x 12 ½’’
1 row  6 ½’’ x 21 ½’’

Sort the blocks so that there are no duplicates in any panel.
Take care to have a variety of fabrics in each panel.
Arrange the blocks according to one of the diagrams above.
Each panel will be sewn into a different layout 'option'.

Sewing:



Sew a 6 ½’’ block to the end of the 6 ½’’ x 21 ½’’ row. Press the seams and set aside.


        
  
Sew two 6 ½’’ blocks together. Press the seams to one side.
Sew another two 6’’ blocks together. Press the seams to one side.


Sew the two block units to each side of the 3 ½’’ x 12 ½’’ filler strip. 
Press the seams toward the filler strip.


Sew this unit to one side of the 12 ½’’ star block. Press the seams to one side.



Sew the block/row unit to the top or bottom of the star/blocks/strip unit. 
Press the seams open or to one side.
The panel should now measure 18 ½’’ x 27 ½’’.

Repeat as needed, changing the block arrangement as desired.

Options:
Set the 12 ½’’ star block in the upper left corner or the upper right corner.
Add the block row (flying geese) to the top or bottom of the unit.
Move the filler strip to the side of the large star and sew the 6 ½’’ blocks into a four patch.
Study the diagrams to see the variations for placement.

Be creative and have fun!

Please post a photo of your blocks to the group Facebook page (link) and tag it with #seeingstarssewalong and #butterflythreadsquilting

or send a photo to me at
Butterflythreadsquilting (at) gmail.com and I will post it for you!

Go here for a printable version of Sew Along Intro Information
Go here for a printable version of Step 1 
Go here for a printable version of Step 2 
Go here for a printable version of Step 3
Go here for a printable version of Step 4
Go here for a printable version of Step 5
Go here for a printable version of Step 6
Go here for a printable version of Step 7
Go here for a printable version of Step 8

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

2 comments:

  1. Thank you and take care at home! It's very important!! here in Europe we are very impacted! Wash your hands frequently, don't touch your face, make distance with everyone!! and we will win!! big virtal hugs!

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