The Free Motion Quilting Project: How to Piece a Sun Star Block

Monday, March 7, 2016

How to Piece a Sun Star Block

Ready to piece our next block for the Machine Quilting Block Party? This month we're creating a beautiful patchwork Sun Star created entirely with half square triangles:

How to piece a patchwork Sun Star Block
We've gotten a lot of practice with half square triangles over the last two months, but this month we're going to really dig into the shape and learn how to piece and trim it very accurately. Find many patchwork tips in this new video:
As you can tell from the video, the most important thing to focus on with half square triangles is the trimming. Slow down and take your time trimming each piece to the exact size needed for this block and everything will come together easier.

Are you needing more tips on piecing the rows together and matching seams perfectly? Click Here to find extra tips on that technique in Block #1.

If attaching the outer border is giving you trouble, click here to find tips for attaching the borders in the video for Block #2.

With our Sun Star pieced, the next step is to quilt it! I've decided to quilt my block in two colors of thread, so be sure to get your block pieced and basted so you're ready to start machine quilting next Monday!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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