Flickr friend Krista bought and mailed for me. Thanks Krista! Anyway, some fabric you buy and put on the shelf...well not this one. I wanted to cut into it instantly. Something about the small scale prints is so great to use. (don't get me started on large scale prints and what a pain in the rump they are to try to quilt with - Denyse seems to understand this). I knew it would be ideal in my Lone Star Recon.
Sew them together in groups of 3. This was a bit confusing, so you are going to have to buy the pattern your self, (I am not going to show all the steps here....just the tricky ones that are important and not really clear in the pattern).
The first really important tip is pressing the seams. The seams in the middle strip are pressed towards that navy blue piece of fabric. The seams on the 2 outside strips of fabric are pressed away from the middle piece of fabric.
That green diamond is going to be the center star and the yellow diamond is going to be the tip of the star. Keep that in mind.
Press these seams open.
See how perfect all the diamonds match up. I think it is brilliant.
This one is messed up and the diamonds do not match up perfectly. On this block I didn't make sure that there was a quarter inch peeking up...I was a bit short and it looks messy.
So Viola! you have one wedge of the 8 you will need to make your star.
You will also need background triangles...
So what do you think? Pretty cool, huh? I think we can take on the Lone Star, don't you?
OK, happy sewing. Today is a bag day so I better get to work!