The first step is to sew fabric strips and then to use the Perfect Seven ruler to cut the pie-shaped pieces for the circular star. Frankly, I found this to be the most challenging part. After I cut a piece correctly, I kept it nearby so that I could refer to it as I continued to cut the other pieces. I used a medium, a dark, and a background fabric, as shown.
I cut seven orange pieces and seven turquoise pieces. Notice that the different colored pie-shaped pieces are mirror images of each other. I used a wooden iron to finger press the seams. To reduce bulk, I finger pressed toward the dark on the turquoise pieces and away from the dark on the orange pieces. This helped reduce bulk when joining the pieces. I do not recommend using a regular, heated iron to press the pieces, however, because I think that it would stretch the bias edges and make it difficult to end up with a flat circle when the pieces are joined.
Once the pie-shaped pieces were cut and finger pressed, they were sewn together in pairs and then pairs were sewn together to complete the circle. It is important to match seams, but the seams should lock since they were finger pressed in opposite directions. Then, the pairs were sewn together to complete the circle. See the photos below.
Once the pieces sewn together, a circle of fabric was appliqued to the center of the top where the pieces meet. I used raw-edge applique, but other methods can used as well. I quilted the table topper by sewing in the ditch and then attached the binding. I used bias strips for the binding. That made it very easy to bend the binding around the circle. See photos below.
If you live in Northeastern Oklahoma, I hope that you will join me for this fun workshop on Saturday, March 31, 2018!
Now it is your turn! I enjoy seeing your posts! You can link up your in-progress or completed piecing projects using the blue button with the frog below. Please note that the thumbnail photos and links will not show up on this page. You will need to click the blue frog button below to see the photos and links. This may be a little different from what you are used to. The link-up will be available until Saturday, March 25, 2018 at midnight. If you prefer, you can also link up on Instagram using #PiecefulSundayatJANDABendQuilts.
I receive their Newsletter and have ordered online from them. If you live near Baton Rouge or are (sort of) passing through, you need to check this quilt shop out. They have beautiful fabric at a reasonable price and are super helpful and friendly. They even let me take their picture for my blog. The bolts of fabric in the front are the bolts from which they cut my purchases.
Their selection of batiks was amazing! I chose mainly blue fabric this time for my two quilt classes at the RV Quilters Rally. I needed a light, a dark, and three mediums for the Random Star Quilt. I love these colors! I was supposed to select a medium and a dark solid/tone on tone for the attic windows setting for the T-Shirt Quilt, but I went a little rogue. I could not resist the dinosaur fabric! It just seemed to fit my science theme for the T-shirt Quilt so well. We will see how that works out!
As you can see I love their fabric, but what is really special about The Quilt Corner is their amazing classes. They have such a variety of quality classes to choose from! If you live in or near Baton Rouge, LA check them out. If you live far away like I do, check out their online shopping.
I have a lot more to share about my Quilting Road Trip, including what it is like to RV camp and quilt. I will save that for next time!
Now it is your turn! I enjoy seeing your posts! You can link up your in-progress or completed piecing projects using the blue button with the frog below. Please note that the thumbnail photos and links will not show up on this page. You will need to click the blue frog button below to see the photos and links. This may be a little different from what you are used to. The link-up will be available until Saturday, March 17, 2018 at midnight. If you prefer, you can also link up on Instagram using #PiecefulSundayatJANDABendQuilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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