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A friend of mine has shown me a beautiful star. This was first time I have heard about the Moravian star.
It was EPP and seemed not so hard to make. I have GOOGLEd different images and realized that among big variety there is not a star with one colored points.
So I made a scheme with 20 different colors. You can download and print from HERE .
I have selected 20 Christmas fabrics, cut 60 cardboard templates and prepared the diamonds with glue- 3 of each fabric print. On the back side ( on the cardboard) I have placed a color sign that reminds me of the position in the star.
Then ordered the first side star and stitch all the diamonds right sides together.
Gathering two side stars - place the stars wrong sides together and stitch. After finishing the Moravian star the Moravian Star you have to leave the cardboards inside.
Repeat the same way to make one side star surrounded by 5 side stars - on the scheme I have circled with pencil. This is the first part of the Moravian star.
On the points where are gather three diamonds from one and the same fabric you have to fold the corners at 60 degrees - see the next picture.
Make the second part of the star - similar like the first one.
Carefully gather keep in mind to align the same fabrics at the points.
Choose one point to put a hanging cord.
After finishing a 9 patch deconstructed quilt top I made a quilt sandwich and pin with safety pins.
I chosen the FMQ design and draw some lines on a sheet of paper to train my hands.
The FMQ design is easy even for beginners.
Look at the back how it turned out.
This time made a wider binding finished with running stitch on the back.
First made the long sides. Cut 5 inch wide stripes and stitch on the front side.
Fold on the back with running stitch which is not visible from the top.
The stripes for the upper and down sides has to be half inch longer.
Stitched the corner and then turned over.
9 patch disappearing block seems better suitable for a beginner quilter, but I have some fabrics left and some gifted fabrics, so decided to give it a try.
I received the fabrics from a lady who wanted to learn making quilts and bought the fabrics for her first grandchild. Now she had a second one without learning :) So she decided to give the fabrics to me. Do you think the second grandchild will have a quilt?
I have been wandering on 5 inch or 6 inch squares so finally decided on 5,5 inches. At the next steps I realized this is not quite good, but I have started this way.
I have to make 2 additional blocks and then have a little difficulties to cut small squares and rectangles, but finally I have 42 blocks.
How to order them? There are many layouts.
I run our of orange and place in the centre yellow.
To group together big squares equal colors at the sides of orange small squares looks quite acceptable.
Finally the top is finished.
Ten years ago I found ETSY and decided to share my passion to quilting and design patterns.
On 10-th day of 10-th month of the 10-th year of this century my Rightpaterns was born.
In the right place, at the right time.
To celebrate 10-th anniversary I offer 10% off all my patterns HERE.
Have the babies to count sheep for falling asleep?
I am not sure. Especially when they have a loving grandmas that prepare warming quilts.
When I asked her to send picture of finished quilt I was not expected to receive something. You know, people are too busy nowdays and full with e-mails, messages and pictures.
I was wrong!
She was so kind to send pictures and surprised me with finished baby quilt.
Look at this amazing result!
Look at the quilting she had chosen. So many sheep up to the hills.
During the process of sewing she asked me for assistance - she had idea to put the grass between the sheep, but nowhere through internet she found a pattern.
I was glad to design some blocks, even suggested to make a mirror images for having more grass paper pieced blocks.
Thank you, Judy, for this idea, I will add to the pattern for free.
So happy to have such customers.
They make me proud with my designing abilities and computer skills.
Happy to announce the finished paper pieced block on 1 of September.
The pattern is very versatile - you could rotate or make a mirror block so the quilt surface will be interesting.
I made a test block which intend to implement in a cushion case.ETSY.