Christmas Star is pieced per the directions on page 25 and templates on page 108 OR Paper Pieced using the Supplemental Packet offered at Patched Works.
Julie Q says: I needed a new blade in my rotary cutter! I always put in a fresh blade before I start cutting a new quilt and this time I forgot. You know how it goes, you think you've cut a nice, straight line and as soon as you move your ruler and pull the pieces apart, there's that stinky little thread holding fast to the other side, ugh!! So remember, put in a new blade when you start cutting a new top or when you notice those sneaky little threads holding fast to the other side.
Diane says: I chose to traditionally piece my blocks. This block was a challenge! My hint is to sew slow and keep an accurate seam allowance. When sewing sections together pin intersecting points. My block is by no means a block of perfection!
Stephanie says: I chose to use low-key prints for this block. Its design works with a lot of small pieces and manages to create a design with impact, so I felt busy fabric would detract from the block design. It also gave me a chance to add more pastels into my sampler, like I did in my Blockade block (peach and green).
Be patient with this block! Lots of little pieces take time. Label your pieces to keep track where your colors go.
Diane R. says: Watch your color placement.
Additional block by Lisa K.
We encourage you to take pictures of your blocks and upload them to our Loyal Union Sampler Flickr Group. If technology isn’t your thing, bring your blocks into the shop and we’ll snap a picture of them and upload them on your behalf.
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