Thank you so much for joining me in the Little Miss Sawtooth Stars Quilt Along! I’m excited and grateful that you are here! If you are here for the very first time, you can read more about the focus, purpose and other details about this quilt along here. There is a prize given away every two weeks, so be sure to read about how to enter.
A quick recap about this quilt – along
- Each Friday, a new block is released
- There will be a total of 7 different sawtooth star blocks
- You should make 2 of each block
- There will also be background blocks that we will discuss later
- There are a total of 30 blocks in this quilt
- Quilt finishes at 60×72″
- Week 1 – Millie
- Week 2 – Josephine
- Week 3 – Sadie
- Week 4 – Alana
- Week 5 – Oliva
- Week 6 – Ava
- Week 7 – Isla
- Week 8 – Final block + Catch up
- Week 9 – Background blocks
- Week 10 – Layout + Quilt top Completion
- Week 11 – Basting Tutorial
- Week 12 – Quilting Tutorial
- Week 13 – Binding Tutorial
- Week 14 – Quilt Reveal
Custom Quilt Labels
Let’s begin this week’s block, shall we?
Layout out (4) 3.5″ squares like the image above and sew each row together.
Now sew row 1 to row 2. Be sure to nest your seams for better accuracy.
Now your inner star is done. Wasn’t that sooooo much easier than last week?
There are 4 flying geese units in this block. To make them, cut (4) 3.5×6.5″ rectangles from background fabric and (8) 3.5″ squares for star points. Follow flying geese directions from this post. You will also need (4) 3.5″ squares for your corners in background fabric as well.
Layout your block like the picture above. Note the direction of all the flying geese that make the sawtooth stars points.
Time to Sew
Sew each row together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Then press. I pressed my 1st and 3rd row to the outside of the block, and my center row to the center of my block.
Next, sew your rows to each other (I like to start from the bottom and work my way up, but do it your way!). Don’t forget to nest your seams! Then press.
I know this block is much simpler than last week, but I just loooooovvve this one! Should measure 12.5″ at this point. Repeat for your second block.
If you are new to quilting and this is one of the first quilts you might be making maybe your points are off or your measurements are not coming out right, never fear. This is fun, don’t make it not fun by worrying too much about it. However, if you do want to improve your accuracy, I did a series on that earlier this year. Find it here.
The Good Girl Quilt
Don’t forget to share your block on Instagram using the #LittleMissSawtoothQAL for a chance to win a quilt label (see my quilt labels here). I’ll be choosing a block randomly as the winner for the second time on Monday, September 11, 2017, and you must have made each block up to that point to be chosen. More details on this in my original post.
Until next week!