Monday, February 6, 2017

Seeing Stars

Last Friday Sherri released her Quilting Life Block of the Month pattern for February.  It is made using half-square triangles so I used my Accuquilt GO! Big to cut the squares.  Between the cutter and the simplicity of the pattern, I had my block together in no time at all.

Sherri calls this one Scrappy Stars

Then I wanted to try a technique my friend Gene Black uses for making flying geese and his Flying Star pattern.  He shares both in a YouTube video (what did we do before YouTube?!?)  You can click here to go directly to the video and here to read Gene’s blog post about the block.

Using this method you make four flying geese at a time.

And that is exactly how many you need for one Flying Star block.

I used the Go! Big again and cut some B&C Miss Kate fabrics to make more of these stars.  I also cut some pieces to use in a leaders and enders project.  These will make perfect half-square triangles.

Have you been seeing stars lately?


Gene Black said...

Looking good! And thanks for the shout out on the video and blog post.
I have the Go! dies to make the flying geese, but I prefer the 4 at a time method.

Val's Creative Life said...

I haven't but your stats are shining bright!

Val's Creative Life said...


Needled Mom said...

I have been seeing more and more stars lately. I love that first block.

Julierose said...

Lovely stars--i especially like the peach one--pretty fabrics...hugs, Julierose

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I love star blocks. I just got out 31 Sawtooth star blocks that a group of us made and exchanged over 15 years ago! I just am not sure who I want to set my blocks or how large I want to make the quilt (make more blocks to make it a larger quilt or use fewer to make it smaller). Hope I can decide what to do before another 15 years passes, lol!!!

Karen said...

I am not seeing too much on blogs now about the Go Cutter. At first, everyone wanted one. Still see some people very happy with their cutters.

Kyle said...

I like that method for making four flying geese at a time. It's perfect for a sawtooth Star. Yours looks great.

moosecraft said...

Great star block (and fabrics)! Youtube is an excellent source for how-to's...I've referenced it for quilting, embroidery stitches, baking, cooking, appliance repair... my hubby even learned (special technique) how to change spark plugs on my 4 cyl. camry by watching youtube!

Angie said...

Neat block! I have been using the 4-at-a-time method for Flying Geese for a couple of years - it's my favorite!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Both of your Star blocks are beautiful!
I love the accuracy of cuts made by the Go cutter.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial link for those flying geese.
Your Star block turned out perfect using this method.

Cecilia said...

I'm not a quilter but I love quilts and seeing how the squares go together. Love these designs!