Time for part #2 of the How-To series of blogs for the Stars of Twilight Quilt Block.
Let’s start today’s How-To blog with the simple sewing together of a B/Br Unit.
Place pieces B and Br on top of one another with right sides facing. I place a pin (white) at the beginning and end of each seam. This pin is stuck thru both fabrics perpendicular lining up corners. Then using Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Pins (which really are perfect for hand piecing) I pin thru both pieces of fabric directly on the drawn line.
Start your line of sewing a thread or two outside the corner point towards the seam allowance. In order to get back the thread or two in width lost when tracing (pen/pencil lines add width) you should sew your block together using the drawn lines as guides. And sew hovering above the drawn lines. Think of it as hand sewing a scant quarter of an inch. NOTE: you never sew fabric edge to fabric edge in hand piecing as you would in machine piecing.
One done – repeat three times!
Now join a B/Br unit to another B/Br unit as shown in the picture – twice.
The final step in today’s blog is to sew three 4 patch units to each of the B/Br/B/Br units just completed. This will involve the Roundabout Technique in the convex AND concave corners. By doing this you will obtain nice crisp intersections.
This is where we are ending for today. You will need two units exactly like this finished before Friday’s blog to follow along.
If your intrigued and what to join in on the Stars of Twilight fun you can find templates for hand piecing and papers for English Paper Piecing (and EPP templates) in my store by clicking here. Or just click the product link below and head to the NEW category in the store for everything mentioned.
Enjoy the day and see you on Friday for the final part of this “How-to” series,