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Star Row 2, Fussy Cut Friday

I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving with friends and families. The Farmer and I shared our Thanksgiving meal with a sister and her husband.

Star row 2 has been completed.

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Rows 1 and 2 sewn together. The half hexagon blocks have been stitched too. I don’t know why they are so puckery.

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Fussy Friday Progress

I’ve selected the fabric to be used for the diamonds in between the stars. This is a Fossil Fern design from Bernartex. Plain white fabric is too white and whatever it is they use to print the design on the white on white fabric often make it look dingy yellow.

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I’ve cut the fabric into  2 1/2″ strips and used the diamond template to cut the diamonds.

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I’ve got a stack of them, I didn’t count them; just cut and count later.

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For the half hexagons, I cut the strips of fabric 4 1/4″ wide; again I’ve used the heavy plastic template for my ruler. These half hexagons will be on the top and bottom rows.

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I purchased the stencils and papers for the English paper piecing from Paper Pieces.com. Using these tools make it much easier to piece these stars.

Fussy Cut Friday – the Layout

I have been wondering how I would set the stars ever since I started this project.

Sheryl from the Temecula Quilt Co. blog has set her blocks in a modified Seven Sisters design. I want to do a Seven Sisters sometime, but I want the fabric to be more coordinated than what I’ve used in this project. This is what a Seven Sisters block looks like.

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Equilateral triangles are set in between the Seven Sisters blocks.

Sheryl also suggested several settings, hexagons between the stars  . . .

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Or diamonds around the stars.

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I’ve to decided to with the simple diamonds around the stars and lay the stars in a 6 x 9 setting except they don’t go in an exact 6 X 9 setting. I will use the leftover stars in the even rows, they will get cut in half when I trim the edge.