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 your 2.5″ squares like the image above, and then using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew each row together. Be sure to alternate the direction you press the seams on each row. For example, press row 1 and row 3 to the left, and row 2 to the right.
Now sew each of your rows to the row below it. Nest and then press these seams open.
A little 9-patch is what you have there!
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 seams open again to reduce bulk.
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.
I gotta tell you, this is one of my favorites. It’s hard to be prettier than Josephine, but I do love 9-patches.
The Good Girl Quilt
Don’t forget to make your second block.
Don’t forget to share your block on Instagram using the #LittleMissSawtoothQAL (ALSO, HAVE YOU CHECKED THE HASHTAG? CUTE!!) 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 25, 2017, and you must have made each block up to that point to be chosen. More details on this in my original post.
I noticed many of you are using low volumes for your backgrounds just like me, and some of you have mentioned not having a variety of them to choose from. So I wanted to show you where you can find a few LV bundles all under $15 to supplement your stash.
LV bundles under $15
Here is a really soft bundle if you were wanting to keep things uber pale.
Another pale bundle if you just had to have some text prints in your blocks.
I like these if you want a little POP, thought I probably wouldn’t use the froggy one.
More LV with some color red.
I’m crazy for LV that sparkles.
And then I like these better than all the other one’s I’ve mentioned.
If you are not using low volumes that’s fine too! I love seeing the diversity of all our blocks!