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. I pressed my middle row towards the center, and my top and bottom rows to the outside.
Now sew each of your rows to the row below it. Nest and then press these seams open.
This block is traditionally called a Friendship Star. It’s one of the first quilt blocks I ever made when I first started sewing.
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 the top and bottom row to the outside, and the middle row towards the center.
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 pressed these seams open.
Repeat for your second Little Miss Isla block.
The Falling Slowly 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 on Monday, October 9, 2017, and you must have made each block up to that point to be chosen. More details on this in my original post.
This was our very last pattern. Next week, we have one more block to make (one single block), and it’s a little something more freeing and unique to you.
Thanks so much to everyone who has been joining in!