Archive for the ‘Star-in-a-Circle quilt’ Category
Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Here is a great small¬†quilt,¬†the pattern is¬†available in my book¬†Quick Star Quilts & Beyond, featured in different fabrics in the book.
To create this quilt, I first lay out the fabric, and place a diamond ruler over the printed motifs. Position a hinged pair of¬†Quilter’s Design Mirrors at one pointed tip to preview how 8 repeats would look. Remember, you are seeing a mirror image, so the finished design would not look exactly the same unless the fabric itself had mirror-image motifs.
Once you decide which area you’ll cut from, trace the larger shapes (from the fabric) onto the surface of the Fussy Cutter 45-degree diamond ruler. You do NOT want to outline on the surface with the printed ink (the bottom). Draw on¬†the smooth, unprinted surface (the top) using a permanent marker such as a Sharpie or Ident-i-pen.¬†Rotary-cut 8 identical diamonds‚ÄĒrepositioning the ruler each time, locating the next printed shape.
Create a template using the pattern in the back of the Quick Star Quilts & Beyond book. Layer the fabric wrong sides together, and cut 8 pairs of background wedges through both layers. Note, when the pieces are separated, right side up, you should have 8 pieces angled one direction, and 8 identical mirror-image pieces angled the opposite direction.
Assemble the star with the background wedges, as described in the book. Applique the large star with circular background wedges over a simple square with mitered¬†borders from the companion fabrics of choice.