BOM 2021: Star #11

For November it will be an easy-piecy star but with a great impact.

Cutting
All the measurements include ¼ inch (7,5 mm) seam allowance.

From the yellow fabric cut 8 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the orange fabric cut 8 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the pink fabric cut 4 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the light-blue fabric cut 4 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the dark-blue background fabric cut
8 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally and
4 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm).

Sewing

Join the triangles on the long side to get squares.

Sew
8 orange-background squares
8 yellow-background squares
4 orange-lightblue squares
4 pink-lightblue squares
4 yellow-pink squares
4 orange-yellow squares

Lay out the block as shown in the picture below. Be careful to get the right squares in the right orientation on the right place. The best is to have the pieces near to your machine so that you can sew a seam and put the pieces back on the correct place so that you don’t mix up the squares.

Check once again that everything is ok and then sew the squares into rows.

Join the rows into the finished block.

Take 4 of the strips 11 x 1 inches (28 x 2,5 cm) that you cut from the background fabric previously (see introduction to the BOM here) and sew 2 of them to opposite sides of your block. They are a little bit too long – shorten them to the block size. Sew the 2 remaining strips to the other sides of the block and shorten if necessary. Finished!

I would love to see your finished star-blocks. Please post them in the comments at TheQuiltingSpace’s Facebook page, tag me on Instagram @thequiltingspace and/or use the hashtag #thequiltingspace.

 

Finally! A Quilt Show!

I was at a small quilt show yesterday. After the long Covid pause it was great to get in contact with other quilters again and to look at quilts and fabric.

Here are some of the quilts shown:“Begegnungen” (“Encounters”) by Roswitha Schmit – a striking modern quilt.

 

“Und jeden Tag geht die Sonne auf” (“And each day the sun rises”) by Zuzana Cider.
This was a full size quilt but imagine that one as a baby quilt – it would be perfect.

 

“On such a Winter’s Day” by Roswitha Schmit.
Snow is not a common thing around here so when it fell Roswitha grabbed her camera and went for a walk. The pictures were printed on fabric and sewn into a quilt. Buttons, sequins and strips of organza add the shimmer and glitter of snow. A beautiful quilt!

 

Elisabeth Zechmeister did this 365blocks-quilt.
For a whole year she got a quilt block pattern each day but sewing them took her almost 4 years. What an effort – but well worth it.

 

Another eye-catching quilt by Roswitha Schmit.

 

“Let the Sunshine in” by Zuzana Cider.
Little fabric squares sewn into strips make a great impression. The colors of the fabric correspond perfectly with the fall colors outside.

 

And last but not least this is “Fireworks” by Roswitha Schmit.
She is a master in foundation piecing and this was one of a few mandalas exhibited, each one more stunning than the other.

All in all a small show but well worth the visit. Thank you to the Flic-Flac-Quilters for their efforts!