Monday, November 5, 2012

One very pretty star

This is ONE. very. pretty. star...
if I do say so myself!
 
The starry points are fairly easy to construct.
The Y seams...
NOT so much.
:/
Looks like I need some
PRACTICE
on those!!!
 

I used 2" strips.
You can use any width.

Use the 45degree line on your ruler.
Line it up with the seam.
Cut a 2" section off.
 
IF you are using 2 1/2", 3" etc. wide strips..
THAT's the measurement you'll cut here.

Make 8 of these....

and....
8 of these!!!

Join them.
These are your STARRY points!

Add some white in all the corners.
 
If I make a whole bunch of these..
I'll have a very pretty quilt.
and...
Maybe I'll conquer that
Y SEAM!!!
 
 

11 comments:

  1. You are right....it is a very beautiful star. And it will make a striking quilt. Hugs

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  2. I don't know - yours look pretty darned good! You haven't much to conquer. Very pretty.....

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  3. Practice makes perfect so they say.....great colors and design.
    Yes you will have that Y-seam nailed by the end of this quilt.
    And it will be a another beauty :0)

    Happy Sewing

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  4. I love the floating points. A very pretty star!

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  5. so pretty, I will try this and see if my points are as nice as yours.
    thanks for sharing
    hugs
    beebee

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  6. Pretty, Beth! And congratulations on your nomination over at Amy's!!

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  7. So pretty! But I'll be honest - y seams make me shudder! Not sure I'm brave enough to tackle those!

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  8. Wow, you're right! This is a very pretty star! I'm wondering what size your block is? I learned how to do the Y seams many years ago when it was hand pieced, not sure how they'd go on the machine.

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  9. In the red, green and white it would make a lovely Christmas quilt... looks like a sylized "point" settia.
    Mark your 1/4" intersection, that'll help. (I haven't made many Ys, but that helped with the few.)
    Hugs

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  10. I love your star block...that would be a great way to practice Y seams...hmmmm...

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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