I hope you enjoyed the break from the QAL last week. We're back at it today with Week Five!
This week we'll tackle the 8" No Y Seam Feathered Star block. We will be making a total of four for this quilt, but let's just focus on two this week.
As you might have guessed, for Week Six next week, I'll assign the other two 8" NYSFS blocks, so if you'd like to batch them together in a big group of four, be my guest!
Remember to print at 100% or "actual" size, making sure your print dialog box is not set to auto-scale. A test square of 1 inch is provided on every page so that you can ensure accuracy.
If you bought the PDF bundle, print pages 27 & 28 of the PDF if you haven't already. You'll need 4 copies of each page.
If you're working from the No Y Seam Feathered Star PDF (original, not bundled), it's pages 9 & 10 of the PDF. You'll need 4 copies.
Cut templates apart and cut fabrics* according to pattern.
*As the blocks get smaller, the less excess fabric you'll have according to the pre-cutting instructions. This is especially true for the 8" blocks, you will have the least amount of margin as compared to the 16" & 12" stars. If you have the extra fabric, feel free to cut the pieces bigger unless you're working with the fabric kit. (For more information on fabric kit cutting, read this: Week One - the first few paragraphs of the linked post.)
The 8" blocks go together in the same way as the 16" and 12" blocks. Can you make them in your sleep yet??
Remember to remove your papers when you are done with each block and refer to the QAL pattern to see how the sashing strips need to be sewn to the 8" blocks.
In case it's been a few weeks since you last paper pieced, remember to use a shortened stitch length.
If you need any further clarification on the process of making these blocks, I'd suggest reading the Week One information and reviewing those photos and tips.
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