Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bonus block - Rolling Star

Uses either the free collection or the 6" LeMoyne star collection.

This too is an "outside of the normal order of things" block, because this - like Dove at the Window - ends up completely wrong size compared to the majority of the blocks in this Sampler project.
It ends up same size as Dove at the Window, though. If you use the Free Collection, it will be 6.125", if you use the 6" LeMoyne collection, it will be 8.5"

The Free Collection

Fabric 1 (background)
4.25 x 8" (p. 16, 8 squares, 1.32")
3.5 x 6" (p. 22, 4 HST, 1.86")

Fabric 2 (focus A)
6.25 x 7.5" (p. 8, 12 diamonds, for centre star and the outside round)

Fabric 3 (focus B)
3.5 x 5.5" (p. 8, 4 diamonds, for the centre star)

The 6" LeMoyne Star Collection

Fabric 1 (background)
5 x 9.5" (p. 26, 8 squares, 1.75")
4 x 7.5 (p. 28, 4 HST, 2.5")

Fabric 2 (focus A)
7.5 x 9.25" (p. 18, 12 diamonds, for centre star and the outside round

Fabric 3 (focus B)
4 x 6.5" (p. 18, 4 diamonds, for the centre star)

Start by printing all your shapes. The pages on which you find the shape catalogued, is in the parenthesis behind the measurements you need.
Cut fabric and freezer-paper the same size.
Press fabric to freezer-paper

When you have cut it all apart, make the LeMoyne star the way you prefer. I usually make them by machine.

Add the squares, one in each corner of the star. I prefer hand-piecing here, because I am (still) not particularly good freinds with my sewing-machine.
If you hand-piece, all the squares can be added with one, continuous thread. You can find this technique described in the Inklingo Handbook, p. 53

Add the outside row of diamonds. Again, if you hand-piece, they can be added with one, continuous thread.

Finally, add the corners. Hand-, or machine-piecing, as you prefer.

If you hand-piece, throughout, the pressing can be left until last. If you machine-piece, though, I would recommend that you press after each step.

If you know of patterns or books that uses this block in this size, please let me know, and I'll make links to each of the ones I'm aware of. miz_pal (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Barbara Brackman's "Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns" # 3805

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