There has been a little progress. I made the template for 86 more pieces and have them ready for me to cut out 🙂
Original post is here.
I was asked a couple times from various people for more details and instead of mailing everyone individually I decided to just write a post about it. The size of the block is 10 1/2″ by 10 1/2″. So it would be 10″ sewed. For an idea about how big the stars are, the centers are 1″. The tutorial that Lula Dahl gave us for the wonky stars was here. Note: I did not use half triangles when sewing on the points I just used squares. It works the same. Her way saves fabric, mine saved time 🙂
First when making my designs I always start with graph paper. I love graph paper. In college I took a sociology class,the teacher was really boring, so I would doodle on graph paper during his lectures 🙂
Please ignore all the miss spelled words. I am the worse speller ever!
After drawing my design I then figure out the measurements for all the pieces and write it down. When making the initial design I make sure I assign a measurement to one square. In this one it was one square equals 1/2″. I normally like to do one square equals 1/4″ but it would not fit on one sheet of paper.
Here are the pieces you will need to make the square:
16 – 1 1/2″ x 1″ for the rectangle background pieces
32 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ for the point background
1 – 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for the background center
4 – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the background corners
8 – 1 1/2″ x 3″ for the border background rectangles.
You will need 8 different colors. You will need from each color:
9 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ for a total of 72 squares
Ignore the fabric on the far left that was for the other block 🙂
Now for the piecing.
1. Make all the points for the stars like in the tutorial. You will have four completed squares for each color for a total of 64 squares.
2. Lay all pieces out so you can stay organized.
3. Sew the pieces in red together first.
4. Now sew these pieces in red together.
5. Now sew the pieces together in each color group.
6. Now sew dark blue to light blue, then add the green chunks. Then add to that the yellow chunks. All that is left is to sew the red chunks on and now you are done!
I hope this makes since. If not please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Also, if you make this block let me know. I would love to see it!
This month begins round two for Snip.Sew.Send. Unfortunately some of the ladies had to step out due to life changes but they will be missed! Now there are only seven of us and we will make two blocks so that we end up with a total of 14.
July was Lula Dahl‘s turn and she requested wonky stars. The sky was pretty much the limit on what we could do with them. I decided to make one a bit normal and one that was not.
First up is the so called simple one. I say that because it gave me a lot of trouble. It is funny how a simple block can be the problem child while the more complex one was easy. The issue with this block was due to me sewing at one in the morning. I know, bad zonnah for sewing when tired. Always a no, no. But for the record I could not sleep 😦 Also, I had to get creative with the blue fabric to make it fit the block and I used every last piece of it!
Did you notice the star was rotated? I also copied Anne’s star block and put muliple fabrics in the points.
Next, is my favorite. I love this block and think it would be interesting to see a whole quilt made out of it.
I hope you like it Rebecca.
Anne from Film and Thread asked us to make a block with the theme of maps. She said it could be loosely interpreted. My first idea was to do a treasure map but that was quickly vetoed when I thought of this block which plays of her blog title.
Everything but the border was hand stitched because to me inset seems are easyier to make by hand then on the machine.
The block went together smoothly until I got to the end I realized that I made it too big and that adding a 1.5 inch border would make it bigger than asked for. I emailed Anne and she was very nice and said it would be ok. Then when I went to add the borders I once again made a math error and made the border to small! This whole fiasco sums up this month for me. Oh well, in the end I love it. It is so fun imagining something in your head and seeing it come to life.
To see some more amazing map blocks take a look at the snip.sew.send blog.
I need to say that I am in love with this block and had a hard time mailing it off today but alas I did. I am going to keep this color combo in my head because I love it, the bright yellow with the muted orange.
Thanks Lula Dahl for letting me make this for you 🙂
A tad more progress.
I have to say I am pretty proud of myself because I used almost all the fabric Tina sent me 🙂 The scraps in the corner was all that was left and it is slightly bigger then twelve inches! It was really nice being able to work with pink for a change. Thanks Tina for this opportunity. To see more snip.sew.send block click here.
A little more progress.