It’s here and, if you read my last post, life’s been, well…a tad more lively lately. The good news is that I’m out of the brace (unless I’m lifting something I shouldn’t) and the arm is healing nicely. The car, my daughter’s, is still in the shop but they’ve promised to text updates.
So, stars…I love stars! My favorite all time star block happens to be the “poster child” for this hop…the Sawtooth Star! I love it for a variety of reasons…
- It’s much more simple than it looks
- It’s fast
- It’s awesome for showing off conversation prints
- It’s awesome for adding contrast
- You can fill that center with other piecing
- It works up great in a variety of sizes.
You’re getting the point, right? In fact, I’ve shown this star a time or two on the blog
The math (gasp, yes, I said the M word!) is very simple. The center is twice the size of the ends. So, if your center is a 6.5″ square, your geese are 3.5 x 6.5 unfinished. If you want to go small a 3.5″ center will have 2×3.5″ unfinished geese. Corner squares are the width of the geese. Make your geese with any method you like…my favorite is to cut my strips the same width of the corner blocks and use a triangle ruler. There’s tutorial for the 12″ block on the tutorials tab on this blog but it calls for 7/8″ measurements which I don’t use anymore. I’ll try to get that updated soon!
So, here’s my latest Sawtooth project. I was hoping to get it fully quilted but it’s still only 1/2-done. I hope you’ll like it anyway.
When I was looking at the tutorial, I realized these are the same blocks I was working on then…they’re more than a little dusty and well cat-haired. With the three-day weekend ahead, I’m hoping to finish quilting this one and have a new top to show!
Thank you to Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for putting this all together!
Please stop and see my other friends…they are all “stars” to me!