Thursday, August 8, 2013

Trying Something New

"Twinkle"
An Improv Christmas Star Block


I started with this idea and some scrap fabric.
 
 
I cut 4" by 6" rectangles of the background fabric and then cut the corners for the star shape.
 
 
I cut 1.25" strips and sewed.
 
 
I used my seam roller to press open the seams.
 
 
I trimmed the rectangles back to a 4" by 6"
 
 
I nested seams
 
 
and sewed some more
 

I laid the plan for another star
 
 
I had enough background fabric for two stars.
At this point I decided that the green star looked more like a spool.
Hmmmm ...
 

So ... I picked out a couple of seams and "resewed."
 

I think the green star looks much better!
Maybe better than the red but I am not going to rework that one. 
These are meant to be slightly different and fun.
 
I laid out the rest of my background scraps
to make a block setting for the stars and
 


I pieced the block
 
 
I am liking this fun way and easy way to make simple modern stars!
 
Sew now I am working on a quilt!
 
... just keep sewing ...
 
:)
 
 

2 comments:

  1. I love it! What a great idea :) and the name is perfect!

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  2. Nice Christmas creation, thank you for showing :-)
    Ajka

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