Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Saw Tooth Star Blocks Finished!

Dear Friends,

I hope you had a blessed Easter!  We were blessed to have 19 present for Easter Dinner here.  What fun it was.  It was also our granddaughter E's birthday so we had double reason to celebrate!  One son-in-law and one grandson had to work so could not join us.  Law enforcement agencies and restaurants must stay open even on Easter!

The Saw Tooth Star blocks were finished before Easter, but I was too busy cleaning and cooking to edit the photos and write a blog.  Monday was the after cleaning and yesterday I got to go to the dentist and then look for sashing fabric for the Saw Tooth Star blocks.  And, no, I have not found any more of the perfect fabric I was looking for.  One cousin (thank you, Sheila!) and one shop owner (thank you, Mary, at Zoe's trunk) tried really hard to find it though.  Mary thought she might have some in her personal stash, but not in the amount I needed, so I had to buy something else.  It's nice, but it's not perfect like this one!

Here is how the blocks came together:

Fifty 4-patch blocks were needed.

400 half-square triangles stitched in pairs.  You can see how those were made here.

They look like this once stitched.

More chain stitching to add 4-patches.

Add the second side and then.......

Add the 3rd & 4th sides that have squares added on each end.

That gives you this!

50 of the blocks ready for the sashing.  Whew!  Now I have to cut the less than perfect fabric for the sash pieces and THEN, there will be some setting triangles to be made.

How do you like it so far?  I think it's a great use of all those exchange neutrals and the fabric Sheila gifted me with plus some stash fabric to fill the blocks out.

What are you working on?

Until next time,


JoQuilter said...

Love your blocks. They look so clean and crisp.

quilt happy said...

very good tips for making that