I’ve been obsessing a bit over star quilts lately. My Star Pinterest board is overflowing and I was having problems deciding which design to start with. I’ve also set myself a little goal of clearing out some unfinished projects. I had a pile of stitch and flip triangles left over from designing Blind Copilot for Quilting Modern and thought I could kill two birds with one stone.
These little Stitch and Flip Triangles are addictive and a great scrap buster. You can just sit down and chain piece a bunch if you have a pile of squares at hand. I’d recommend going with the triangles on the larger side for this design if you were to give it a go.
So Seattle Star came to be. It is not unusual in this city to see just one or two stars in the sky so I thought the name appropriate. Traditionally the design is made with half-square triangles and charm squares into a 16-patch block.
Anyone know its name? I’d like to remake it with solids someday.
It turned out a good size for a little boy and came together lickity-split. You can get a better idea of the size in this photo below.
I contemplated a pieced boarder, but I think it would be too distracting.
Yesterday I picked up the backing. Now onto the hard part, how the hell to quilt it? I’m up for suggestions.
::Flip Triangle Quilt:: $45 Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm at the Quilting Loftin Ballard.
A quilt with sharp points and design. Pick your favorite fabrics and come learn the ins and outs of this block. All level of sewists welcome.