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
A Unique Block (inside star)
The quilt we have been working on during this quilt along features 15 varying sawtooth stars and then 15 background blocks (to be discussed later). So far we have made 14 blocks and now have just one final sawtooth star to make.
We have learned that just by using a different star center (the 6.5″ middle part) we can completely change how our sawtooth star looks.
This week, instead of me giving you another block pattern, YOU will choose your center. It can be anything you want it to be as long as it measures 6.5″.
Get creative, let your own style shine through. I cannot wait to see what you come up with. It can be simple, it can be complex, it’s totally your call.
For my own center, I had some leftover flying geese that I stitched together. The end result looks like an hourglass.
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. Again, I pressed these seams open.
The Falling Slowly Quilt
You only need to make one single block this week. And since we don’t have to make two this week, you can use this time to catch up if you have found yourself a little behind. The hard part of the quilt is over!
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.