I hope you are planning on on joining as as we Fussy Cut
our way through 2014. Each Friday this year I will post
a picture of a Fussy Cut Star. This is to keep you and ME
motivated. At the end of the year we should have enough
stars to make a beautiful quilt. So lets get started.
Use the tutorial below to see how I make my stars.
I am using this fabric as my focal fabric
and to control my color palette.
We no longer have this fabric. Here is the information.
Mill Girls by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers #4149
Use your acrylic template cut diamonds.
I like to use a grease pencil to mark
the details of my layout. I also like
to use this 18mm rotary cutter so I
waste as little fabric as possible.
Cut six identical diamonds.
Lay the paper template centered on the
wrong side of the fabric diamond.
Be sure to line up design.
Using a fabric glue pen add a small
dot to opposite sides of paper template.
It goes on blue but dries clear.
Fold two opposite sides of the fabric
diamond onto the paper template.
Press the seam allowances into
the glue to make them stick.
Repeat on the other two sides.
Repeat to make 6 identical diamonds.
Sew Diamond together in sets of two.
Hold two diamonds right sides together,
lining up edges and design. Thread needle
with a color that will blend. I like to use
YLI cotton quilting thread and sharp needles.
Join six diamonds to create three sets.
Join two sets together.
Add the third set.
This is what the back of your star will look like.
Finished Star. Wasn't that fun.