This post is a part of the Little Miss Sawtooth quilt along that starts September 6, 2019 and ends January 10, 2020.
If this is the first time you are learning about this quilt along then please read this post to find out the intentions behind the quilt along and more details.
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If you prefer a paper pattern, you’ll find it here.
Time to make our stars!! So as you know this quilt is all about the Sawtooth star, a star that most quilters for the past 100 years and maybe more have known. It’s pretty common. We are renewing that baby and adding sampler blocks to it’s center. So the centers change, but the star is still there. Every star is different and has a different name.
With every pattern release you’ll have an easier star and a more difficult star, but all are pretty beginner friendly. Don’t forget to show off those fussy cutting skills! There is plenty of places to shine and make it your own!
60MM ROTARY CUTTER
This Week’s Task
We are making three of our stars this round. This is the only time we will do three stars in one round. We are making: Millie, Josephine and Sadie. Don’t forget that we’ve already made our flying geese units that fit into these three blocks as star points.
She’s just your traditional sawtooth star. No fanciness, but she’s your biggest opportunity for fussy cutting, so don’t waste your chance with her. I chose to go with this lovely doe print.
Tips + Thoughts
- There’s no fuss with Millie, so no tips for her either.
- Millie’s video is the only video that shows you how to make the whole star beginning to end. All other video tutorials only feature step by step for the inner units.
Josephine is a bit of a sawtooth star in a sawtooth star. Kinda. Instead of flying geese, it’s a bit of snowballing for points. She’s one of my favorite blocks in this quilt. She features a tiny center for tiny fussy cutting, but there’s other places too if you so dare. For my center, I used a small snippet of Simple Living.
Tips + Thoughts
- Starch is your friend. I starch before I ever make the first cut, I think it helps whenever I have to snowball, which unless I move carefully, I always have trouble with them coming out wonky. I use this recipe for my starch.
- You could also use two different fabrics for Josephine’s star points and alternate them.
- Her tiny corners could also have been fussy cut.
If you prefer to foundation paper piece Josephine instead of the way I’ve written the pattern, Nicole Buckley has generously provided us with a paper piecing pattern (you will need to already know how to paper piece). Find the paper piecing pattern for Josephine here.
Sadie is simple. She’s just a 4-patch. The pattern shows four different fabrics, but you can do anything here. I chose to use two fabrics and alternate them. I found these moths in my scraps and had to use them.
Tips + Thoughts
- No real tips here. Just basic quilting stuff.
- I am using my fussy cut ruler set to get the moth placement just so.
If you prefer to foundation paper piece Sadie instead of the way I’ve written the pattern, Nicole Buckley has generously provided us with a paper piecing pattern (you will need to already know how to paper piece). Find the paper piecing pattern for Sadie here.
Tools In Videos
Just a reminder, you can enter the giveaway by posting your progress on Instagram using the #littlemisssawtoothQAL. Havel’s will be giving away random prizes to one winner each week. Winners will be chosen and announced on Instagram @Havels_Sewing every Thursday after a pattern releases. You don’t have to be completed with each pattern release to win, you only have to post progress.
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I cannot wait to see what you do with these blocks! This is fun, right? As always, I am available to help you if you need it. Email me or contact me through Instagram. If you don’t want to do that, ask your question to a participant on Instagram. Quilters are great helpers! You can find most who are participating by browsing the #littlemisssawtoothqal. Be sure that you are liking and commenting on other participants post, make the most of the social side of quilt alongs. It only increases the fun!
I’ll see you in two weeks and we’ll get to the next two stars. Hugs!