Hello everyone! I am sorry for the late post for SewCalGal's Accuquilt Themed Blog Hop! My original post was lost somewhere in Blogger! A special thank you to Darlene (SewCalGal) and the people at Accuquilt that are giving away a Baby Go Cutter for this event! I own a full sized Go Cutter and a multitude of dies! My Go Cutter is my constant companion for the many block swaps that I participate in. It saves me time and helps improve my accuracy in cutting my projects!Today we are going to do a Wonky Star Tutorial using Holiday Fabrics! At the end of the tutorial is a Giveaway to participate in and a link to take advantage of the chance to win the Baby Go! I will be using the 2 1/2" Multi Fabric Cutting Die! This die is awesome! You can cut multiple 2 1/2" squares which are great for nine patch blocks, D9P Blocks and can be used as components in many other blocks.
The 2 1/2" squares that are cut in this post will be used to make Wonky Star Blocks! Wonky Star blocks are fun to make, can be assembled very quickly and can be theme centered, or scrappy. Your imagination can make your block exciting or traditional! It's all up to you!
The three fabrics used in the Wonky Stars have been cut to 8 1/2" to accommodate the size of the die.
The three layers of fabrics are placed on top of the die
A Go Cutting Mat will run through the the Go Cutter and produce perfectly cut 2 1/2"" Squares.
As we begin our Wonky Star Block we will use 8 white blocks (background blocks), and five print colored blocks. For your print colored blocks choose two of your first print choice (mine was Red) and three of a second print (mine
Set aside four of the white squares and on of the green squares. These squares will be your four cornerstones and center block.
Cut the remaining four, 2 1/2" Print Squares in half diagonally.
The squares can then be matched up in sets to begin your star points.
Place one print triangle with one white square. (RST, right sides together) Placing the triangle at different angles on the block will create the wonkiness in the star. It is also very fun to create this block because you don't have to be a perfect stitcher!
Sew a 1/2" Seam along the angle of your print. Repeat this with three more white/print combinations. You will have four triangles remaining.
Following the angled line that you have created, trim away the excess white fabric.
Repeat this process with the three other block sections.
Press your print fabric with open seams. Do not trim the excess fabric away.
With RST, place a triangle at an angle on the block. Once again, you choose the wonkiness by adjusting the degree of the angle.
Sew with RST with a 1/4" seam allowance, along the angle of the triangle.
Trim away the excess material by using the angle that you have sewn as a guide for cutting.
Repeat with the other three blocks and they should all look like this.
Press your seams open on the back and then press flat on the front.
Trim along the straight white edge of both sides of your block to square up the block.
Line up the white end of the block and cut the bottom edge to 2 1/2 inches.
Repeat with the remaining star points. Your block is beginning to look like a wonky star!
Sew your three rows together.
I like to trim away on the edges of the rows to make everything straight. It aids in the accuracy when you begin to pin and sew the rows together.
Pin the bottom section to the middle section. Match your seams as closely as possible. This is a wonky star block and if the seams are a bit off, it's ok! This adds to the wonkiness!!
Sew the top row to the middle row. Press remaining seams open.
Congratulations! You have now completed your Wonky Star!! This was awesomely fun to make!
Now for the Giveaway!! One lucky winner will receive the Wonky Star Block made with Holiday fabric, a stack of 2 1/2" squares to complete several Wonky Stars, three fat quarters of Christmas Prints and some surprise holiday gifts!
1. Be a follower or become a follower of my blog.
2. Click on the Free Patterns from Accuquilt on the sidebar of my blog to receive 22 free patterns from Accuquilt and join their mailing list.
3. Enter SewCalGal's Accuquilt Sponsored Baby Go Giveaway and leave a post letting me know!
4. Be sure to scroll down to my previous post for a chance to win my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!
Winner will be announced on Sunday, December 18, 2011!
Good luck and Happy Quilting!!
PS..Don't forget to visit other blogs participating in the hop this week:
Tuesday, December 13th
Cherry (Cherry Bossoms)
Wednesday, December 14th
Terrie (Bits & Pieces)
Nancy (Tattered Garden)
Thursday, December 15th
Katrina (Sunshower Quilts)
Jacque (Lily Pad Quilting)
Friday, December 16th
Paulette (Sweet P Quilting and Creations)
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!