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?
The inside star requires (4) 2.5″ HSTs. Make those first following these instructions.
Layout your pieces like the above image. Note the direction for each HST is different.
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew row 1 together, as well as row 3.
Press each row to the center of your row.
Then sew the rows to each other. Don’t forget to nest your seams! After they are sewn, press towards the center row.
Your sweet little bow tie should look like this.
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 all my seams open on this step to decrease bulk which I’ll be grateful for during the quilting phase.
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. Again, I pressed these seams open.
Remember to repeat these steps for your second block just like this one.
The Good Girl Quilt
We are really moving now! 4 block patterns done, and only 3 more to go. Next week, will be an easier block.
If you are stacking your blocks, I bet they are getting higher now. And if you are putting them on a design wall, maybe they look a little something like this? Yeah, you should leave a gap between them like I did (hint, hint).
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 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.