Saw Tooth Star Quilt-A-Long

14 06 2013

The members of the Quilting Circle that meets once a month in my home are working on wall quilts this summer. We are calling the project a Quilt-A-Long (QAL). Would you like to join us?

Here are our goals:

To have fun making a small-ish quilting project this summer

To create a unique wall quilt (28″ square)

To become proficient at making the Saw Tooth Star quilt block

To practice sewing a consistent 1/4″ seam allowance

To learn how to measure and attach borders to a quilt

It will be interesting to see how fabric choices and design choices affect the appearance of the finished quilts. I purchased my fabrics more than a year ago at Birgit’s shop, Patchcom in Schoenaich, Germany. It is high time to use them, making a souvenir quilt to remember fun times conversing and shopping in her quilt store.

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Our QAL is a medallion style quilt, a center square surrounded by several borders. You may make any quilt block that finishes at 12″ square. I’m helping the Quilting Circle ladies make Saw Tooth Star blocks.

We learned three methods of making Flying Geese units today, experimenting with several different triangle rulers. The Flying Geese form the star points in the Saw Tooth Star block. The units finish at 3″ x 6,” and the corner squares of the block finish at 3.” I encourage everyone to design a unique 6″ center square.

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The design calls for a 2″ border around the 12″ square. So cut 2 strips 2 1/2″ by width of fabric as the instructions advise.

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Please join in the fun and quilt along with us! You will find the instructions and design suggestions for the Saw Tooth Star Wall Quilt on the “Patterns” page of this blog. In our July meeting, I will add a pieced border. August’s tasks include attaching an outer border, quilting and binding.

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