Moving right along! Today we’re doing more stars ^-^ specifically section A1, which is the top part of the quilt above the pop tart.
If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
and Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
For this week, here are the strips you’ll need to cut:
For section A1 you’ll need strips of:
• 6.5” wide dark blue cotton
• 2” wide white cotton
• 2” wide dark blue cotton
If you have the fabric for it, go ahead and cut long strips of each size, as we’ll be using these again in the following weeks to make more stars and sky. You’ll want to save the leftovers to stay organized 😀
You can cut the squares you need as you go so there’s no mixing things up, or you can cut all the squares ahead of time:
• Dark blue: 6.5” x 20” (1), 6.5 x 9.5” (1), 5” x 2” (1), 3.5” x 2” (1), 2” x 2” (6)
• White: 2” x 2” (5)
This section is kinda long, so it’s done in two parts.
When your strips/squares are ready, follow this guide to sew them together:
Again, we’re sewing the squares together in numerical order to create groups, then sew the groups together in alphabetical order. Remember that, like most quilt patterns, we’re using a 1/4” seam allowance. You can press the seam allowances however you like, but I prefer to press them open.
The first part is:
1. Sew A1-3 together in a vertical column
2. Sew group A to group B to create a row
And the second part:
1. Sew C1-3 together in a row
2. Sew D1-3 together in a row
3. Sew E1-3 together in a row
4. Sew groups C-F together as a vertical column
5. Sew group G to the side of group C-F
6. Sew the first half (groups A-B) to the second side (groups C-G) to finish!
And your finished section should look like this! The block should measure 35″ wide and 6 1/2″ tall.
Like I said, it’s a long one 😀 But it makes up a decent chunk of your star field and it’s pretty fast when you consider they were mostly large squares ^-^
Stay tuned next week for our next star field: section C3!