Free Motion Friday - Night Sky Quilt Blocks

Free-Motion-Friday 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)

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This is the unquilted block. I have already stitched in the ditch all around the outside of the star.

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I'm starting here on my block,

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Then travelling through the ditch to this point.

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Next, I used a 2.5" circle template to stitch the curve through the point -- trying to go from corner to corner.

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Then I echoed this line again with the circle template, and filled the inside with some loops.

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I travelled in the ditch to the center,

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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.

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Then, I traveled through the ditch up the point of the star,

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And over to the next point. Then repeat all these steps until all six points are quilted.

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Then I travel to the centre of the star.

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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.

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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.

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Like this :D

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Then back to the center.

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Then repeat on the other side of the diamond, and repeat in all six star points.

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And here is the finished block!

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Later days! Kathleen.

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