Happy Friday peeps! We’re doing things a little different today — I took step by step pictures of the quilt I’m working on right now! It’s a Night Sky Quilt (pattern by Jaybird Quilts)
This is the unquilted block. I have already stitched in the ditch all around the outside of the star.
I’m starting here on my block,
Then travelling through the ditch to this point.
Next, I used a 2.5″ circle template to stitch the curve through the point — trying to go from corner to corner.
Then I echoed this line again with the circle template, and filled the inside with some loops.
I travelled in the ditch to the center,
Then all the way through the center of the star to the opposite point. Then I repeated the design in the point, the same as on the opposite side.
Then, I traveled through the ditch up the point of the star,
And over to the next point. Then repeat all these steps until all six points are quilted.
Then I travel to the centre of the star.
Using the lines on my ruler I aim for 1/2″ from the corner of the diamond, stopping 1/2″ from both sides of the diamond.
I then follow the edge of the diamond 1/2″ away from the piecing line, until I hit the black. I then travel 1/2″ down the diamond, and again quilt 1/2″ from my last quilting line, until I’m 1/2″ from the corner.
Like this 😀
Then back to the center.
Then repeat on the other side of the diamond, and repeat in all six star points.
And here is the finished block!
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