Yes, I made this quilt again! I really enjoyed this one too. I didn’t choose the colors, but I did get to choose all the fabrics. The star blocks in this quilt are just perfect for your scrap boxes. I could go on and on about how much I enjoy getting to pull those boxes down and validate why I keep all of them, but I won’t bore you to death.
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Little Miss Sawtooth Star Quilt was actually a quilt along I hosted in 2017. The quilt along is free and is still up today. It’s a free pattern from start to finish. There’s even a basting, quilting and binding tutorial that goes along with it. Find the master page for the quilt along here.
The idea was that you can alter any block and make your own with just a few changes. If you look at the quilt in the picture above you will see many different sawtooth star blocks with different centers.
This quilt is also a great way to get down and dirty with flying geese units. By the time you’ve finished this quilt, you’ve probably mastered them.
I always start this quilt the same way, by making all the flying geese I need first and then slowing down and thumbing through my scrap baskets to make the centers.
My fourth version of this quilt is a full/queen size quilt. It measures 84×96″
I needed 56 blocks total, so 28 background blocks and 28 star blocks. I used four of each of the star block patterns and cut out the “make your own” stars. That meant making 112 flying geese units. Yah! Ugh!
Truth be told I don’t mind flying geese too much anymore like I used to. It was also during making this quilt that I ended up having to make my own starch for those flying geese.
I quilted this quilt with Quilt+ thread, my current go to for quilting in a bright aqua shade. The aqua against the low volume is really making that thread pop off of that quilt nicely. The binding is Woodgrain by Joel Dewberry in aqua. I wish I had taken more pictures of the back of this quilt. The backing was one of my best, mostly consisting of this fabric and this fabric.
New quilters are always asking me what’s the best pattern to learn by and I consistently say make a sampler quilt. There are so many different skills involved in them and you can learn multiple techniques within one quilt.
I am working on a post dedicated to new quilters. If you are new to this craft, please take a minute and leave me a comment below or message me here. I’m interested in knowing what your biggest hurdles are, what you are not finding tutorials for and what would help you the most.
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