Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wonky Stars Charity Quilt

We will be making a wonky star charity quilt for Fisher House, which provides "comfort homes" at Eglin AFB for the families of our wounded service men and women while they are undergoing medical treatment.  Some of you may have received fabric at our A&E field trip last Saturday.  If you didn't receive fabric then, there may be a limited number of block kits available at the May meeting.

All blocks should be returned to Susan McDuffie not later than the June 7 meeting.


Marcy Gallagher made our sample block and took pictures so we would have a tutorial.  Thanks, Marcy!

Take your gray background square which should be at least a 14" square and cut it twice vertically and twice horizontally into a wonky 9-patch.

Take the piece you intend to use for your block center and using the center of the background fabric as the pattern, cut an identical piece.

Using the small pieces of fabric, make your wonky star points.  Be sure that the fabric will entirely cover the corner of the background fabric before you sew.  Also, make sure the star points are at least 1/4-inch from the outside edge of the background so they are not cut off when the pieces are stitched together.

Marcy used her iron to mark a sewing line before she stitched to make sure the background was completely covered by the star points.

Check again.  Then stitch.

Trim off the excess star point fabric 1/4 inch from the seam.

Trim the excess from the star points to match the background fabric.  Then trim away the excess background fabric 1/4 inch from the seam.

Press your seams.  This is what it will look like from the back.

Repeat for each of the points of the star.  Then sew your 9-patch block together.  Press.


Now, square up your block to 12-1/2 inches.


Pat yourself on the back.  You've just completed one of the blocks we need to make our charity quilt.

Be sure to get your block to Susan by the June 7th Meeting!






1 comment:

  1. yay ! i am going to make a drunkard's path quilt, and use wonky stars applique ! woo-hoo ! thanks so much for using a non-square center !

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