Friday, July 6, 2012

Let's All Sew Together
Welcome to our Summer Star Sew Along
Join us each Friday in July and August to
create a cute little summer star quilt.
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First I am going to give you the basic instructions
for cutting and pieceing the star points. You will
need to use these instructions each Friday to construct
 this portion of your star block. Let's get started.
If you are using one of our kits
fabrics pictured are for demonstration only.
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Cut the following:
Four 1-1/2" squares from fabric A
One 3-1/4" square from fabric A - cut twice diagonally
Four 1-7/8" squares from fabric B cut once diagonally
Using the photo above construct four flying
geese to make the eight points of your star.
 Layout will be as shown above.
Center of star will be
different each week and will fit
 right in the middle.
Week One Center
Cut two 2" squares from light
Cut two 2" sqaures from medium
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- Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of
light squares.
- Pair up medium and light squares and sew
1/4" on each side of line. Cut on line, press
- Square up half square triangle to 1-1/2"
- Piece half sqaure triangles using photo.
- Block will be 2-1/2" unfinished.
- Piece star block and square to 4-1/2"


  1. What fun! Thank you for hosting another QAL.

  2. Something tells me I am going to alter my plan for the day to start this! Thank you

  3. Awesome... Summer Stars... this will be fun!!!

  4. Off to start sewing mine now!!

  5. This looks like fun, Sheryl. I am going to join in!
    Thank you for sharing (o:

  6. How tempting; stars are a favorite and this one is really pretty.

  7. Lovely start! I will try keeping up with the star blocks every week :) Thank you for hosting this fun SAL!!

  8. Thank you !!!!! Je commence ce soir !!!!!

  9. sounds like fun and I love star blocks!

  10. Will be opening your Friday Star SAL packet for today's prints and joining all the others. Looks like an enjoyable adventure; thanks to you Sheryl!

  11. O golly - looks like another fun achievable project - thank you :-)

  12. I love taking part in these little quilts, but I was wondering if there is a way to print the instructions without wasting so much paper. My sewing room is away from my computer and I have to print off instructions and take them upstairs with me. Today I wasted about ten pages and then it didn't capture everything. Thanks.
    Linda in IN

  13. Hello Sheryl, thankyou kindly for hosting the Summer Star Sew Along...about ten minutes ago I just finished the first block..thoroughly enjoyed the process ..and looking forward to the next one....Warm Regards, O'faigh

  14. thank you for this clear instructions for free. My summer break begin early August and I'll jump in than, until I start I just safe it to my harddrive.
    greetings from Germany
    who visited your shop in January!