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No Y Seam Feathered Star FREE pattern

Jessie Zeigler3 Comments
The feathered star block is shown here at 16" square, I surrounded it with solid fabric to make a one-block baby quilt. Psst! I made a video showing how I draw/quilt those fancy feathers in the background here.

The feathered star block is shown here at 16" square, I surrounded it with solid fabric to make a one-block baby quilt. Psst! I made a video showing how I draw/quilt those fancy feathers in the background here.

I've been working on a little project for you!

I wanted to make the feathered star foundation paper piecing templates that I've been enjoying so much available to you!  Oh yeah, and it's FREE!!  Get yours today!

I've had a lot of fun putting together different fabric combinations to make this block - some more successful than others - just being honest. ;)  I've also tested out this block in three different sizes that are included in this one pattern: 8", 12" and 16".

Here's the 12" version of the block. 

Here's the 12" version of the block. 

What I really like about this method is that it includes the precision of foundation paper piecing.   As I get more experienced in quilt-making, I've come to expect a certain level of point-matching and perfection.  To be honest (again), I don't want the burden of being perfect.  I'm trying to shed that.  But at the same time, when I can use easy methods to get a great outcome, I don't consider that problem-level perfectionism. :) Why am I telling you this?

Back to the pattern, so: foundation paper-piecing is accurate, that we know.  This pattern breaks down the seemingly complex block into somewhat small, easy-to-sew segments.  Those segments are joined by easy straight seams to form a 9-patch before the whole block comes together.  As the clever (or not - ha!) name so clearly indicates: there are no y-seams!  

Helllllo, cute & tiny patches! This is the 8" version of the block - THREE sizes are included in the pattern: 8", 12" and 16".

Helllllo, cute & tiny patches! This is the 8" version of the block - THREE sizes are included in the pattern: 8", 12" and 16".

For me, I find straight seaming more comfortable and predictable, and I tend to get better results than when I sew y-seams. Better results make me happy!

I HEART SOLIDS!  Solids are always a good choice for this block.

I HEART SOLIDS!  Solids are always a good choice for this block.

Grab your pattern here.  

I'd absolutely love to see the fabrics you use and how you incorporate this block into your quiltmaking!  Share on Instagram using the hashtag: #noyseamfeatheredstar and feel free to tag me too, I'm @threadedquilting.

One more thing!  As an extra bonus, I've created a closed group on Facebook if you'd like to join up and show us what you've got going on, ask questions or just chat about quilty things.  I'd love to have you : Friends of Threaded Quilting Studio.