The Free Motion Quilting Project: New Pattern for Block #3: Sun Star

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New Pattern for Block #3: Sun Star

It's March 1st and time for a new block pattern to be added to the Machine Quilting Block Party!

Machine quilting block party Block 3

Machine quilting block party Block 3
This new block is called Sun Star and quite honestly I think it's my favorite so far. This block is entirely created with half square triangles so we're definitely going to be building awesome new skills for this patchwork unit.

Next Monday (3/7) you'll find a video with lots of new tips for piecing and trimming half square triangles to create this new block.

On the following Monday (3/14) you'll find another new video showcasing how to quilt this block in two colors of thread. Yes, I finally decided to use both white and pumpkin Isacord Thread and I'll be sharing extra tips for quilting with multiple colors of thread.

Another bonus added to this new block pattern is a practice worksheet for Echo Shell, our feature quilting design for this month. Use the extra worksheet to practice quilting this design on scrap fabric. The more practice you get, the more comfortable you will feel quilting this design over your Sun Star block.

Ready to get started? Pick up your pattern for Block #3 right here!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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