I have really been enjoying this monthly QAL by Jen Kingwell. I was lucky enough to find a quilt shop with a few open spaces back in February. I’m so glad I did. This quilt is going to be awesome!!
In fact, this month”s Star Blocks are so precise that they look paper pieced even without the paper!
I like this one so much, I might make a bunch of them someday and make a one block quilt. Is it possible for me to make a quilt with only one block? Lol:)
Here is a close up of those pretty points.
Last month’s Bells blocks introduced some fun curve techniques and a few mitered corner challenges. Bring it on!
I carefully cut my fabric using the templates, placed them all on one of my preview boards, and took them to my machine
At first it looks like a mess, but a quick press of the iron brings all of the fabric back down revealing a beautifully curved block:)
The most important part is stopping exactly at the previous stitching in the bottom. I like to stop just a stitch above that corner to make sure I don’t create a pucker.
Really, it is not difficult at all once you get the hang of it. And look at how pretty those mitered corners turn out!
These blocks are simply beautiful. Thank you Jen Kingwell for designing them!