Monday, June 23, 2008

star quilt along, week 9

Welcome to week 9 of the quilt along. There are only 4 more stars to make after this one. It's been fun for me to watch the progress on all your quilts! You all are doing a great job!


cut one square 7 1/4" from the background fabric

cut in half diagonally, twice, to make 4 quarter square triangles

cut 4 squares 3 1/2" from a dark fabric

cut one square 6 1/2" from a medium fabric

cut 4 squares from 3 7/8" from the same medium fabric

cut each of the squares that measure 3 7/8" in half diagonally once, to make 8 half square triangles

layout as shown (you may want to double click on the photo)

sew together


and square up to 12.5".

Thanks for quilting along with me!

17 comments:

Heidijayhawk said...

i love the way this turned out. and i can say i wasn't too familiar with this one before!

griselda said...

I was led to you by anoher german quilter, Katharina. I´m a seamstress for more then 20 years now, but this quilt-along is my first quilting project ever.
Amandajean, you do a great job explaining. I´m learning lots of new skills. It was surely a tremendous amount of work. Thank you so much.
5 blocks are already done the last days. (Number 5 was tricky....) I will continue.
Nice colors again!

greetings from germany, griselda

Michelle said...

I need to do last week's block and this week's block and then I'll be caught up! I also need to get some more setting blocks finished. This is so much fun.

Mama Urchin said...

Well, I now have the fabric for this quilt. That's something right?

Anina said...

Pretty! Now I'm THREE weeks behind. Very unlike me...

Jane Swanson said...

I'm all caught up and can't wait to tackle this one! Thanks again, so much for doing this.

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country mouse said...

I'm all caught up too. Gonna try to get this one done tonight. I can't believe there are only 4 more stars to go. Now to decide on how I am going to do my setting squares :cD

NanaKaren said...

This is a neat block...haven't seen it before. I have it cut out and ready to sew tomorrow. This has been SO much fun and again, thank you, Amandajean!

Jules said...

Hi there,
you never cease to amaze me. I adore your quilts. Can I just ask, how do you go about making them, the yellow, green, pink ones in particular. Where do you start? I have fabric I need to use and I like the way you do your quilts. Please help me.................lol YOu are just too clever.

Jules

Karen said...

Hey Amanda,
I can't believe that we're on the downhill side of our star quilts. It's a blast to see how different all of them are turning out. Thanks a ton for doing this for us.

audreypawdrey said...

I am now officially caught up with all the stars including todays! I had a marathon this afternoon with three of the blocks. I am about half way done with my setting blocks too! Thank you so much for putting this together! I am having too much fun.

Jacquie said...

This has gone by so fast...can't believe we're on the downhill slide. I hope to get this one done tomorrow and maybe some version 2 stars. I'm thinking of not using my setting blocks and making additional stars instead. I love how the stars look together. We'll see.

NanaKaren said...

Block #9 was very easy! Mine is finished and I posted the pic at my blog.

pratima said...

Thanks for another cute block. Just finished mine.

Nona said...

This one came together great. I have my background quilt pieces finished too...yeah! Is there any possibility you can skip ahead with directions for the sashing pieces? I am sure there are others who will be away on vaction or have extra time to do them. If not I can be patient...maybe:-)
Nona

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Thanks so much for doing this for us.

I'm all caught up on my star blocks and have the setting blocks all finished.

Em said...

I just finished this one!!!! I finally got my sewing room cleaned out from all of the chicken stuff, and am back at the machine! Woo Hoo!!