The time is just flying by and Christmas will soon be here. This week I am adding another star to the mix. If you have followed me for any length of time you know how much I love stars in all of their forms, so I guess it is not surprising to see another one appear.
This week we are making the Sawtooth Star.
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For the rest of the patterns in this series click here.
I am using my favorite, No-Waste method for making the Flying Geese units. I have found that it is best to sew with that top square facing away from the needle as I sew on each side of the line I drew.
When these are cut apart and pressed you end up with these two strange looking objects.
Draw a line on the back of the small squares and place them onto the units we just made, lining up the outside edges.
I like to chain-sitch these to save a little time.
Love my itty-bitty Bloc Loc ruler for trimming these! I made a video to show how to trim these with a regular ruler in week 4 and you can find it on my Tutorial Page. And just like that we have four Flying Geese.
I did a little fussy cutting with my heart fabric to make the four-square unit. I did have ot be careful how I joined them so that I did not end up with upside down hearts.
Look at those nicely locking seams...no pin necessary to sew them together.
I decided to fan the seams open when I pressed these-just for fun, it really is not necessary.
We have been having discussions in my Facebook Sew Along group about how easy it is to turn things the wrong way and not even notice until you take that photo to share your lovely creation with everyone. I even did it when writing a pattern recently. Thankfully we have very gracious quilting friends who still love us when we do that. So I layed out my pieces and stood back to look from a distance before sewing them all together-that sometimes seems to help.
The seams on this are pretty bulky so I slow way down as I sew over them. My goal going over the Flying Geese is to have my needle go across the very tip of that point made by the two seams that cross.
With those rather bulky seams I decided to press my seams open. I gave another spritz of starch to help everything lay flat.
I stuck with very simple quilting on this and there are videos of my process on the Tutorials Page showing how I machine quilt and bind these little blocks.
Now back to make several more to give as gifts at a party next week...
Join me next week for another sweet Christmas ornament.
Hope your day is Merry and Bright!
Here it is the first Monday in December already and of course that means time for our new block. We are over the half-way mark on our current BOM now. Put on your dancin' shoes for this month's block. There is quite an interesting story about the inspiration behind this block which I share in the pattern. The block goes together pretty quickly, and I take you step-by-step through the machine applique process with another helpful video.
This block is free until the release of January's block so be sure and download your copy before then. After that the blocks need to be purchased, either in my store here on the website or in my Craftsy Shop. If you are just joining us, I do offer a discount if you would like to purchase the previous blocks-the whole collection up to this point can be purchased here: Complete Set
For this month's free download click here.
I too put on my dancing shoes this month as we received our first snowfall of the season this past weekend. Yes, I put on some Christmas tunes and danced away in my living room. It's what I do when no one is looking.
And before I go, here are a few of the blocks that were made last month.
I just love seeing what you are doing!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the Christmas season brings you much joy and peace. Until next time...
Please note: This BOM started June 2018-Blocks are released the first Monday of each month.
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