Rachel from Stitched in Color is in charge of September at the Love Circle of do. Good Stitches. Through an organization called Wrap Them in Love, our circle of 10 makes quilts to benefit children living in poverty. This month, Rachel’s having us make pink and white/cream Starbright Stars block from her Angled Class.
It’s no secret around here that I’m not great at reading directions.
First, I cut my background white/cream diamonds the same size as my pink diamonds. They were supposed to be a different size.
Then, as I assembled the first block, I had some problems.
My center points were way wonky. (excuse the instagram pic.)
Turns out, reading the instructions is actually helpful. Rachel does a great job explaining tips and tricks for assembling these blocks so everything lines up perfectly.
I’ll never learn. I just have to jump in and try before I go back and read directions. I’m okay with that.
I can’t share Rachel’s class tips specific for this six-sided star, but I can remind you that when you’re assembling blocks that have points that need protecting, it’s usually best to use an exact quarter inch seam allowance – not a scant quarter inch.
I can also say that if you’re interested in perfecting your angled block-making, keep close track of happenings on her website. The Angled Class is sold out, but Rachel sometimes offers her class eBooks as stand-alone items after the active class has run its course.