The Free Motion Quilting Project: 51. Free Motion Quilt Super Star in a Slash Star

Thursday, October 16, 2014

51. Free Motion Quilt Super Star in a Slash Star

Earlier this week we learned how to piece an improvisational slash star block and today it's time to quilt it! The official pattern design calls for a Super Star, but again Josh has decided to break the rules completely and fill his with Super Spiral. Which do you like best?

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 Let's watch Josh's video first to see how he quilted this Super Spiral:


So why did Josh completely change the rules again? With the Spoonflower fabric, he was able to see the lines marked on the fabric and felt that a spiral stitched on top would look better. He was super proud of this block after quilting it and I have to admit it looks pretty cool in the finished quilt.

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Of course, you might be partial to the Super Star design instead, so here's my video on how to mark and quilt it, even if the design worksheet doesn't quite fit with your star block.


free motion quilting | Leah DayI'm sure you're wondering when we will learn how to connect all the blocks together Quilt-As-You-Go style to make the finished quilt.

We'll be learning how to connect the blocks in 2 weeks so you'll definitely have your Building Blocks quilt finished in time for the holidays!

And don't worry, we're definitely planning to quilt along again next year with this beautiful Dancing Butterfly Quilt. Keep your ears peeled for news of the launch of this new pattern coming in December!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Josh and I think alike. I did an allover spiral on one of my stars too:
    http://skittl1321.blogspot.com/2014/09/block-11-wonky-stars.html

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