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.
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!
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