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?
Draw a line on your (4) 3.5″ squares meant for the inside of your star.
Place 2 of those squares on your 6.5″ square like the image above and sew directly on your drawn line.
Using a rotary cutter, cut 1/4″ on the right side of your drawn line (outside corner). Repeat this for the opposite side as well.
You should have something that looks like this. Press open those triangles delicately. I like to open them gently, press with my fingers and then press with my iron. This shape can warp if you tug or pull or iron. So press. Find some pressing tips here.
You should have something that looks like the image above (it doesn’t matter if you put your squares on the opposite corners that I did).
Now repeat this exact same thing with the other two corners using the last two of your 3.5″ squares.
You’ve got your inside star completed. Pretty, pretty, pretty! (Like this fabric? Find it here.)
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.
The Falling Slowly Quilt
Repeat for your second block.
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 25, 2017, and you must have made each block up to that point to be chosen. More details on this in my original post.
We are so close to being done sewing stars! There’s one more pattern to go and then a choice block (more on that soon). We’re getting there! You get an extra entry in the random drawing for a custom quilt label this Monday if you post a pic on IG of all your blocks together. Can’t wait to see them!