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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

summer weddings


summer is wedding season...this year we have been invited to attend our close friend's daughter's outdoor wedding...i can hardly wait for all the great food and laughter...i can hear my friend mike now...i have started some placemats for Jennifer and Adam's new house they just had built and to celebrate their wedding...stars are always my favourites...i love to lay outdoors and look at the night sky...stars are my theme for the placemats... i started out with a large scrap book...the newsprint paper works well for paper piecing...i drew a rectangle and then put 5 dots around the 4 sides...i then drew lines between every second dot and whohoo i had a star...i then figured out where i would need to cut the pieces apart to get straight lines to sew them back together...

i then estimated how much fabric i would need for each piece...what i discovered is after i cut out each A, B, C, D part...if i fold the piece on the line between 1a and 2a i will be able to see how much fabric i need cut...these 2 pieces will lay one on top of each other and i can see clearly how that angle works...stitched them together in the right order...well most of the time anyway...added a 1/4 inch where i needed it...
 going with the kaffe fassett polka dot fabrics which i got with my gift certificate from the fat quarter shop...thx to sewcalgal
 here they are...not all sewn yet but a work in progress
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8 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very inventive!!! love your stars

~Carla~ said...

Love your wonky stars!! The Kaffe Fassett polka dots are the *best*! I bought a bundle of them as well.. love them! :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Good for you, coming up with your own design for those lovely star blocks, Sherry! Thanks for sharing your method. It's nice to see how you did it!

Lorna:)
http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

elle said...

If I was smart I'd write down the pertinent points so I could make such great stars. Nice!

pegsplace said...

Wow, thanks for the mini tutorial...little did you know it ;). Beautiful Fassett material.

Lin said...

Great idea Sherry and gorgeous fabrics!

What Comes Next? said...

they look great Sherry - I'm sure the newly weds will love them. Have fun at the wedding!

Cathy said...

Really lovely and bright!