Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Land of Magic Quilt Sew-A-Long: Star

Two Land of Magic Quilt blocks in one day? Yep! If you've finished your Crown block let's have some fun with the Star block. I designed this block to maximize the fussy cutting potential. I just can't help myself when there are cute little designs from Sarah Jane Studios fabric patterns. I also wanted to make sure there wouldn't be any Y seams. Before getting started - check out these two previous posts for all the sew-a-long details and the initial paper piecing how to's while making the Crown.

If you just arriving - check out the Land of Magic Quilt sew-a-long post for all of the details. Then visit the previous post for all the details on paper piecing and making the first block - the Crown.

Ready to make the Star? Begin making your star with a fussy cut piece of fabric in the center of section C. To prevent your fabric piece from shifting around, pin it in place.

Flip the paper section over and place the fabric right side down to ensure the fussy cut piece for C2 will be aligned. Fold the fabric on the same line where it will be stitched.

Place the fabric in the same place just underneath the pattern piece. Visually align the letters or design in the same area to be sure it will be properly placed. Use a light source to confirm placement. This same method can be used when dealing with directional fabric prints.

When each of the pattern sections are sewn, press each piece prior to trimming.

After trimming, connect section C to D. Prior to sewing these two sections together, pin them together.

Fold along the seam allowance to be sure the edge alignment is correct.

Press open sections C & D before attaching section B (bottom corner).

After sections B, C and D are connected, center section A to C and sew all the way across. The Star block (as well as the Crown block) is great for an entire quilt.

This sew-a-long is generously being sponsored by some awesome peeps and companies.

The first prize is a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop. For your chance to win the prize from our first block sponsor, be sure to follow me @kidgiddy and @fatquartershop on Instagram and share your crown and star blocks when finished on IG, tagging them with #landofmagicquilt as well. As each block is released - there will be a block sponsor announced and a prize from said sponsor. When the next block is released the winner from the previous block will be announced. The Crown and Star blocks are being released together (although in two posts) so there is one prize and one winner. When all is said and done, if you finish your Land of Magic quilt and post a pic on IG - your name will be in the running for the Grand Prize as a thank you for participating.

Thank you so much for joining in on the Magic. I can't wait to see all of your pics! If you have any questions - please let me know. I hope you had fun making your Crown and Star blocks. The Castle block will be released next week, so come back for more fun paper piecing with me!


Disclaimer: I received fabric from Michael Miller Fabrics back in April to design this quilt for Sarah Jane Studios Quilt market booth. Opinions are my own, and there are no affiliate links. Thank you.


Live a Colorful Life said... [Reply]

Fussy cutting always makes me so very happy. :)

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