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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks

Re: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 01 May 2013 18:00 #102828

I'm so excited to get started on month 5 and looking forward to watching your video Margo and learning some more tips and tricks along the way :D
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Re: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 01 May 2013 06:51 #102781

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I'm cutting freezer paper as we speak! :D


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Re: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 01 May 2013 06:40 #102779

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I don't mean to be a tease, but I did want to share this freezer paper technique before someone did it my way, then realized freezer paper might be easier. :D


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Re: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 30 Apr 2013 21:28 #102766

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Oh, tomorrow. Right now, none of this makes sense, except how to make a circle Alex's and sewmama's way. However, Sue N is the raw-edged queen. It will be interesting to see the BOM directions and Margo's video.

Margo, you are such a TeasE! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 30 Apr 2013 20:26 #102762

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Bring it on!!! :D


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Re: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 30 Apr 2013 19:52 #102758

Thanks again Margo!
The method that you refer to is , I think, the same I had seen Alex do in her Classroom (Appliqué #10). I used this method in other projects. This results in crisp edge, and just wont move.

Can't wait to see the instructions and your video!

Andrée
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Re: Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 30 Apr 2013 19:04 #102756

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This is the method I first learned from a local quilter named Donna Vogel many years back. I think it gives very sharp, neat edges for appliqueing down.
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Month 5: Piecing the Star Blocks 30 Apr 2013 08:26 #102706

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The pattern and my video won't be available until tomorrow, but I wanted to share this applique tutorial with you that I just found:

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/05/easy-applique-the-starch-method-by-joanna-from-fig-tree-co/

I'm now thinking that this would be a better way to make the template for the background circle than the method I demonstrate in the video! :D

Here is a photo of the original quilt where the stars are reverse appliqued into the background fabric using the blanket stitch:

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Here is my star block where the circle is pieced into the background fabric. If I had made my circle template just a little larger, the tips of the star points would have been better, so keep that in mind when you do yours! :D

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