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Feathered Star QAL: Week Eight

Jessie ZeiglerComment
The final stars we will complete are the 36" Fierce Feathered Star blocks. 

The final stars we will complete are the 36" Fierce Feathered Star blocks. 

Welcome to Week Eight! I cannot believe we only have ONE more week left!

Week Eight instructions: Complete two 36" Fierce Feathered Star blocks. Here's a weird thought: We will literally make ONE-HALF of the quilt top (in area) this week, minus the borders.

The Fierce Feathered Star construction is the same for the 20" as well as the 36" stars, so the only thing that varies from last week to this week is the size of the pieces you'll cut. Remember to be as exact as possible with cutting and with your 1/4" seam allowance.

It's very easy to get "turned around" when sewing the block components together, especially when it comes to the direction of the half-square triangle units. For as many times as I've made the blocks, I STILL match up my pieces to the pattern photos EVERY TIME to make sure I'm sewing them correctly.

And only because I haven't said it yet this week: pin a lot! I'm okay with being a broken record on this point.

And just because this is a fun side-by-side comparison, I give you the mama (36") and the baby (8") blocks! ;)

And just because this is a fun side-by-side comparison, I give you the mama (36") and the baby (8") blocks! ;)

I have a pattern correction for you that pertains to page 8 of the Feathered Star QAL pattern if you are completing the quilt with the kit (thanks for the heads up, Juleen). The color guide diagrams are correct, but I did not have the wording correct on the "color guide" listing to the left of the diagrams. It should read as follows:

 

Background = Shadow

Sashing = White

Spines = Blue Jay

Spine background = White

Cornerstone squares = Valentine

Star tips = Royal

Star points = Canary, Chartreuse

Star center = Blue Jay

Center triangle accents = Royal

 

At this stage, I only have the Canary star completed (pictured above), the last block I'll be making will have Chartreuse for the star points.

Don't forget to take one step at a time. This isn't fast sewing, each block takes several hours to complete. Enjoy the process - you can do it!

SIDE NOTE: This would be an adorable single-block baby quilt! Add as many borders as you like to make it the size you'd like. As if you needed to start another project, am I right?? ;)

Hop on over to my closed Facebook group to join the discussion, share pictures, ask questions, get encouragement. We are a community and we'd love to help you out!