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Thread: January 1, 2013 - Whirling Star 2 direction's & discussion.

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    January 1, 2013 - Whirling Star 2 direction's & discussion.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

    I have volunteered to pick the January BOM pattern for this month. It's called Whirling Star 2, from Quilter's Cache. This was such a fun block to make & I hope that everyone enjoy's making theirs. I chose to make my block, for this year, using floral fabric's with a pink & purple solid fabric. I can hardly wait to see how everyone makes their's.

    Here's too................Yes, We can!!


    http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WhirlingStar2Block.html
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    Here's the link to the thread SulaBug started for our photos. Her block is sooooo pretty!

    January 1, 2013 Whirling Start 2 - Photo's.

    I made some .pdf files for templates. They would come in handy for cutting out the pieces needed to put the block together with Y-seams. To ensure they print in the correct size, remember to set printer scaling to None in Adobe Reader.

    I also made a file for paper piecing foundations. As with the templates, make sure to set printer scaling to None.

    Both templates and foundation patterns are available at the Quilter's Cache site.
    I just couldn't get my own printer to cooperate so I made my own.
    Very happy to share.

    I did mine using Y-seams.
    they look scary but are easier than you'd think if you do one side of the Y at a time.

    One very important thing to remember is to NOT sew all the way to the end of the pieces where they Y joins.
    You need to leave the 1/4" seam allowance.
    Otherwise getting the block to lay flat is somewhere between difficult and impossible.

    Since there are 4 Ys, I marked the top piece for the first one.
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    Then I laid down a sticky note to mark the stopping place.
    By using that as a reference, I didn't need to mark the remaining 3 pieces.

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    It's important, also, to remember to either do a lock-stitch or a few back stitches where you stop the seam.

    I will be very happy to answer questions and provide tips.
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    Thank you SulaBug for picking this lovely pattern! Now to find the right fabric
    Thanks Patrice for making the PDF files. I love foundation piecing
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    Love this one Sulabug made with with 1930's fabric for a block swap a few months back. Will hopefully be joining you this year just need to decided what fabrics to use
    ​Christine

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    Thanks SulaBug and Patrice. Going to do mine with your foundations.

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    I love this block! Thanks to Sulabug and Patrice!
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    I am going to try this after I get with some renovations in my other sewing room.

    This looks like a lot of fun to make.
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    Hi Patricej, I'm trying your foundation piecing and I have the A/B/C/D pieces stitched but when I lay them out to decide their layout I am confused. I am using black for B2 C1 D1 and white for A1 B1 C2 and green for A2 D2 but I am ending up with a white corner.... I'll post a picture & see if you can tell me what I've done wrong, thanks! I think the C2 piece should really be green rather than the white colouring?Name:  Jan 2013 BOM001 (Small).JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Hi Patricej, I'm trying your foundation piecing and ... I am confused.
    you need to use four different fabrics for this block.
    i've put yellow in this example where you need the 4th fabric to go.
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    I just did mine and the color was challenging...I was praying I had it right as I was putting it together! I should of had more contrast on one part...don't think I am going to do a 'do over' ...tomorrow, I will decide....it is a pretty pattern...

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