Nature’s Basket by Blackbird Designs Moda Fabrics

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…and onward to my next project!

i made a quick visit to one of my favorite quilt shops this past weekend, the Quilted Angel… and by quick, i mean my husband was waiting in the car while i decided what i wanted to purchase, which in turn means i have a limited amount of time before i get a text saying ‘times up’…lol

i went there with no plan, i just wanted something to grab me and say… buy me, buy me…except for the fact that most fabrics say, buy me.. i settled on a Nature’s Basket by Blackbird Designs jelly roll and coordinating yardage.

..as for the next step, i’ve narrowed it down to flying dutchman or log cabin….stay tuned..

progress april 15th.

i tried a log cabin square and wasn’t happy, so i went back to the drawing board and decided on a lonestar lap quilt, and thought i’d provide a tutorial!

tutorial.

  • make 5 strip sets of 5- 2 1/2″ strips, A, B, C, D, E. staggering each strip 2 inches to the right, as seen below.
  • when sewing strips, i sew row 1 & 2, press.. then 3 & 4, press.. then join them, next add the last strip and press using starch, i feel like this gives me more accurate seams.

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  • align each strip set on your cutting mat and using your ruler cut your strip sets at a 45° angle, cutting a total of 8.

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  • label each set A, B, C, D & E

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i created my own little pin flags, i’m sure this has been done before, but i actually came up with this on my own. i used my label maker and fine quilting pins. these flags designate the group set, and by pinning the flag to the top of my strip set, i also remember which way is up…

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 piecing.

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  • next, you’ll carefully sew A & B together, do not match end to end, instead match your seams, then attach B & C-E, keeping a scant 1/4″ throughout.
  • press seams.

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  • next, align your newly formed diamond on the 45° mark on your cutting mat, and using your ruler, trim any dog ears or excess.

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now sit back and admire your first of eight diamonds that will make your star…

to be continued..

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