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

Monday, November 7, 2016

How to Piece a Glitter Star Block

Ready to piece block #11 from the Machine Quilting Block Party? This beautiful Glitter Star block is an awesome combination of Flying Geese units and a new corner triangle unit that's super fun to piece!

Learn how to piece a Glitter Star block in a free video tutorial with Leah Day

When designing this block I decided to shrink down the flying geese units to the smallest we've pieced all year. This makes them a bit more intense to piece so take your time putting together all these little units. Find many tips to help you piece this quilt block successfully in this new video:

With all those little pieces and many different fabric colors coming together, it can be hard to "see" the quilting design on the surface. There have been many quilts over the years that I've had to set aside because I just couldn't see past the piecing design to know how to quilt them.

When looking at this block, I knew I wanted to pull in a few designs from past blocks to help tie the quilt together and emphasize the angular shapes in the piecing. I ended up using a combination of Zippling, Fuse Fire, and straight line quilting for my Glitter Star block.

Make sure to swing back next Monday to see how we quilt all these fun designs on our beautiful Glitter Star blocks!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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