Yesterday was day one of a two day love affair with 2.5” strips and Sister’s Choice blocks….one of my favorite star blocks of all time.
We started with seam allowance…getting everyone on the right track there. it’s so important because the next rectangle added around the center 9 patch block is cut at 2.5” X 6.5”….if you sew the 9 patch with the wrong seam allowance this rectangle isn’t going to fit and troubles compound from there.
These ladies passed with flying colors!
There are also a ton of bonus triangles that can come from this quilt, and it is worth taking care of them as you work on each block……
Aren’t these cute?? One of our stitchers who's blocks are shown above went right on to use her bonus triangles as leaders and enders and started turning them into pinwheel blocks while piecing her stars! The demo quilt has 42 blocks. 42 blocks with 8 points means there are 336 bonus triangles created in the making of this quilt. If you go bigger….there are more! The possibilities of these are endless! ((And just plain fun!))
Our slide show is a long one, they got so much done! Fix yourself a cuppa and get comfy while you enjoy the slide show below.
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|Sister's Choice, group 1 Beaver, PA 2013|