Thursday, April 2, 2020

Star Crossing QAL: Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the Star Crossing QAL!
Today is a fun one because the quilt top comes together.
Welcome! And happy day after April Fool's. Any good jokes at your house? Scroll down to see what I did to my kids. :) 

The best part about assembling this quilt is how FAST it goes together. And if you're not to this step yet, no worries--you have time to catch up. 
 There's even still time to get started. 

 If you still need to purchase the pattern, you can find it here.

Last week I talked about working with directional fabrics. Those suggestions still apply for the large flying geese. (You can also still use the masking tape shortcut for these as well!)

Double check your direction before sewing your square:

It's time to put those medium size partial stars into action! The center assembles like a large nine-patch unit.

Pinning Tip: A tip for creating those long pieced borders when you add the stripe strip to the star point strip: Fold each strip in half to find the center point and mark with a pin. Match those pins and then continue pinning the rest of both strips together. Your strips will come together beautifully. 

Kinda pretty borders, aren't they?!

 I love seeing the star blocks pushing out from the center.

Add on your outer borders and the quilt top is complete! 

See you back here next week to talk about machine quilting! 
And if that's not your thing, don't forget the deal from Peace, Love and Quilting below--they'll do the quilting for you at a discounted rate! I know one person at least who has already taken advantage of this! 

As promised above, April Fool's Day mustaches!

Quilt Along schedule:
March 12: Fabric selection
March 18: Cutting
March 25: Small and medium stars
April 2: Center star and assembly
April 9: Machine quilting
April 22: Binding

The downloadable version of the Star Crossing pattern is on sale in my Etsy shop, so grab your copy today!

Purchase the pattern (currently 20% off!) here.

*Bring a friend deal: Get a friend to sign up for the QAL and purchase the pattern, and you'll receive 20% off an additional pattern of your choice! 
Simply email me your friend's name and I'll email you the coupon.


In addition, Pam and Diane, the lovely ladies at Piece, Love and Quilting, are offering a special deal to QAL participants:
25% off computerized edge to edge long arm quilting 
(including batting) for Star Crossing quilts

Contact them via FB or IG to take advantage of this discount!

Over the Rainbow fabrics
If you'd like to use the same fabrics, here are some shops carrying them (please contact me if you know of any others and I'll add them in!):

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