Monday, July 14, 2014

Blazing July Star

It's hot, hot, hot where I live (Florida) and I love it! And July is appropriate for making a Blazing Star block for Susan. Because I was concerned about my machine piecing skills with this one, I decided to hand-piece it. Jinny Beyer has lots of block templates on her site, so she gets all the credit for this one.

When hand-piecing, I like to press the seam allowances as I go. I've found that an old wallpaper seam roller is invaluable for this.

The block is pieced with gray Bottom Line thread. I adore this "Target" spot print background. It's a Timeless Treasures piece I found about six years ago, when living in Iowa, and promptly bought six yards of in both black and white. It still doesn't fail me. Linda

2 comments:

  1. Linda--
    This one really pops off my computer screen! I love that you hand-pieced the star--it is really beautiful. I'll have to try that roller idea.
    Elizabeth

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