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!!
Each month I receive the templates and fabric to make an advanced piecing block. The templates really help to make the cutting and the piecing easier.
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
Curves really aren’t as hard you may think. If you gently guide the fabric making sure the centers match, the block magically curves all by itself.
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 mitered corners are a little more tricky. First you fold the whole block in half diagonally and then start to sew on the pre cut diagonal border.
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!
I’m so happy you took the time to stop by and read my blog. I hope you have a super SWEET day!!