Have you heard about the Sweet Scandinavian Sew Along by Sherri Falls of This & That patterns? It has just started, so it's not too late to join in. You can find all of the information on Sherri's blog here. Also, this isn't just any regular sew along...Sherri is putting together this quilt and will be auctioning it on Ebay with all proceeds going to the Susan G Komen foundation. I will be sure to let you know after the blog tour has ended and the quilt is available for bidding.
My kit and instructions from Sherri included supplies to make three of the large main star blocks. I am in love with this block, and it was super easy to put together.
First you make some simple four-patch blocks.
Then you make the star point units using the corner triangle method. I used The Angler for these units so I wouldn't have to draw diagonal lines on the backs of the fabrics--but the diagonal line method is just as accurate. Be sure to look at the diagram in the pattern (or here on my blog post to get the correct placement for these units).
Assemble two mirror-image star point units, a four-patch unit, and a solid square to make the star sections. You will make four of these for each block.
Star point units are put together with a rectangle of background fabric. This was really nice because there was no need to worry about matching seams.
Next you add the center sashing unit...
And then you add another star point unit to complete your block. It really is a fun block, and the quilt is gorgeous. Hope you'll sew along!
The rest of the stops on the blog tour are as follows:
August 5 Vickie with the corner blocks.
Her blog link~ http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/
August 12 Lissa with 3 of the large main blocks.
Her blog link~ http://www.modalissa.blogspot.com/
August 19 Kimberly with 3 of the large main blocks.
Her blog link~ http://fatquartershop.
And Sherri Falls will finish it all up with the alternate blocks (her first post shows the chain blocks).
Her blog link ~ http://www.thisandthatpatterns.typepad.com/
Thanks so much for stopping by!