Sampler Quilt: LeMoyne Star

LeMoyne Star

LeMoyne Star

I worked on the LeMoyne Star today. I had some work, which languished while I was out of town,so I had to do that as well, but it was great to get back to sewing a bit.

The LeMoyne Star has some tricks, but is not very difficult to piece. I took pictures as I pieced it and will work on a tutorial for a future post. The key trick is to NEVER sew into the seam allowances. I did sew into the seam allowances along the outside edge towards the end of the process, but otherwise, I stopped shy of the seam allowance, or moved it out of the way as I was sewing. My stilletto came in handy. Choosing fabrics was a key piece of the process and took longer than I expected. The ‘make visual decisions visually’ adage worked well, though, because what I thought would look good didn’t look good at all. Below are some of the choices I considered:

Alternate colorway from the Moda Bliss line

Alternate colorway from the Moda Bliss line

Dots from Quilted Fish

Dots from Quilted Fish

Bright Flowers

Bright Flowers

Another Bliss Fabric

Another Bliss Fabric

Aqua-Red Sampler Quilt Blocks -September 2011

Aqua-Red Sampler Quilt Blocks -September 2011

Above are all of the blocks I have made for the class so far. Don’t they look nice? They are hogging up space on my design wall, so I will need to take them down, but I am pleased with how they are coming out.

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