Friday, September 18, 2009

Evening star

This one uses Collection # 2.

Finished size : 6"

Since the star-points are made using Flying Geese, you might want to check p. 34 in Collection 2, or the Inklingo Handbook, p. 55-57, or the Triangle Tips file, p.10-11, for the nifty, no-waste way of making Flying Geese with Inklingo.

For this block, the back of your focus-fabric needs to be light enough for you to see at least one of the Inklingo ink-colours

Martha's block on top

Elly's block below

More versions of this block right here.

Fabric 1 (background)
One 4.25" square (unprinted)
4 squares cut 2" each

Fabric 2 (focus)
One 5.25" square (for printing 8 HST)
One 3.5" square (unprinted)

From p. 66 of collection 2, pick the ink-colour that works best with your focus-fabric.
Iron the 5.25" square of focus-fabric to a piece of freezer-paper the same size.
Cut the printed bit, into 4 sets of HST, each of the 4 sets being a square.

Follow Linda's directions in the the Triangle Tips file, p.10-11, making 4 Geese.

Lay out your block, so it forms a star.

Join as you would a 9-patch.

Variation : Use a 3" (finished) 9-patch as centre, rather than a solid (see the 3" 9-patch post, and Elly's rendition of the block above).

If you've dreamt about making the Sarah Johnson quilt, you might consider the Inklingo method of making Flying Geese, both for the border, and for the 172 stars that form the bulk of this quilt. The Flying geese you need to make the 4" star blocks, will be 1 x 2" finished, so you will need the 1" HST from Collection 2 for those.

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" # 2138a

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