Ah, summer….. while the thermometer is unaware of the end of the season, the kids are back to school and my life is back to it’s peaceful, uncomplicated days full of sewing. Not in the real world!!! It’s been at least 8 weeks since I last turned my sewing machine on – I hope it’s not too angry at me. I have been still receiving my magazines and looking at other people’s sewing online and THINKING about sewing. I hope that counts!
I loved this quilt when I saw it in a magazine – it was created to highlight Moda’s new Basic Mixologie by Studio M line, and I can’t believe it’s a free pattern! But then, when you look at the instructions I guess you might guess why it is free – the instructions aren’t complicated – but you will have to be so precise your head might explode. You need something called the Bloc Loc kite in a square ruler.
However, if you like your head the way it is and don’t want to buy a ruler, I think that this is completely doable if you are willing to create a paper pieced pattern. And since you’re doing it yourself, you can experiment a bit with the angle at which you drop down AND the size of the block altogether. A most satisfying set of options. Just make sure that your lines for the points cross 1/4″ from the edge of the block. Otherwise you won’t have nice, crisp points on your stars but rather blunt tips.
Have a wonderful weekend!