# Dancing with a star - a star-making-tut

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• 07-01-2012, 05:58 AM
Allysonn
Dancing with a star - a star-making-tut
Hello, everybody http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include..._winke_003.gif

I wanna show you how i make "a star". I hope, i find the right words for it, because i've learned english 20 years ago and never needed since then. Do you want to follow me to the skys? http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/v...edene/d050.gif

First: Take a look to your stash. You need yellow and orange for the star, and blue and purple for the "sky". And we need grid (correct word???) with 60°-triangels on it.

Look at here:
• 07-01-2012, 06:39 AM
btiny36
Wow great start. Keep it coming....:thumbup:
• 07-01-2012, 06:53 AM
Allysonn
Okay, lets start :)

The first step is: We make (surprise surprise!) excentric log-cabins with yellow and blue strips. The yellows are the smaller strips, the blues are wider. We need six LGs, i made six equal pieces, but you can also make three pieces "so" and three "so" or you make six different LGs, maybe a rainbow or so...
Important is: The light side has small stripes, the dark side has wide stripes. Make it with measures from 3-4 inches (but all equal!)
• 07-01-2012, 06:57 AM
May in Jersey
Keep it coming, May in Jersey
• 07-01-2012, 07:13 AM
Allysonn
Okay! Next step: Cutting the "grid" (and i do not know yet the right word http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/konfus/a015.gif ), we need six triangels. You can make it bigger or smaller than mine, it will be your own star. One edge lack of the triangles. These "middle-hole" prevents, that six seams meet on one point and make a "bubble". We close the hole later with a little trick. http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/frech/e025.gif
• 07-01-2012, 07:18 AM
Allysonn
And now its time for a first "layout": Play with your log-cabins on the grid. The yellow side to the middle or to the border? The LGs near the center or near the border? Its your decision, its your own star!
• 07-01-2012, 07:23 AM
Allysonn
I like the second one. http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/froehlich/k025.gif So i can make the first (inner) "rays" of the star. First the orange part, then the yellow (i hope, you can see it on the photo). The fabric must cover the grid.
• 07-01-2012, 07:34 AM
Allysonn
Now we need a little bit dark sky, so that your star can twinkle! And, because our star is very tiny, we need more rays for it!

The yellow triangles are not sewing yet, we close the open seam to the dark blue later, okay?

Occasionally i make a layout to see, what the next step could be...http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include..._happy_015.gif
• 07-01-2012, 07:39 AM
Allysonn
Now we make the outer rays "brighter" with an orange strip and close the sky with a darkblue triangle. In the first Photo you can see this...

And a layout again...
• 07-01-2012, 07:54 AM
Allysonn
Ouh! It looks like... a star! http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include...-gross_310.gif

That's the moment for sewing togehter the singele rays. Pay attention to the open seams between outer ray and blue fabric.

Ready? Okay! Then we close the inner hole now!:thumbup:

I take a little scrap dark blue, a little scrap of the grid...

Cut your grid in to a little regular star, sew it on the right side of fabric, cut it out, cut the edges and make a little cut in the middle of the grid (only the grid, not the fabric)! And then turn over through the cut in the grid... (can you understand my terrible english? http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include...ie_tra_039.gif )
• 07-01-2012, 08:00 AM
Allysonn
And now again: a little layout-play: put the little star to cover the hole. Hm... edges to edges? Or edges to ray-middleline? its your decision!
• 07-01-2012, 08:05 AM
crafty pat
What a lovely star. Thank you so much.
• 07-01-2012, 08:16 AM
Allysonn
Ready? Okay! Now we close the open seams... with (surprise surprise) strips! http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include..._happy_330.gif and casually ww will cover the uncorrect points of the inner ray...

For the points i make orange diamonds on the same way like the inner little blue star. Sewing grid-diamond on the right side of fabric, cutting the edges, turning over through a cut in the grid. Okay? Okay!

For the seam-cover stripes you can take bias tape.
• 07-01-2012, 08:25 AM
Allysonn
So! The top is ready! Now the star need a backside... When else do you have the opportunities to see the backside of a star... http://www.cosgan.de/images/more/bigs/c032.gif

We need a big piece of fabric (or four smaller pieces). Cut it so:
• 07-01-2012, 08:27 AM
QuiltNama
Your english is quite good and what a lovely tutorial you did for us. Thank you, Brenda
• 07-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Allysonn
Between the small pieces you sew your label.

Then you sew the strip to the bigger pieces. Pay attention for a little window to turn over!
(do NOT pay attention for the strange light on the photo. it was a deep dark night! :o)
• 07-01-2012, 08:40 AM
Allysonn
Now we make a sandwich (its time for meal??? :eek: )
We trim the top (Pic 1)and stitch the batting on it (Pic 2). My batting has a clue-side, i make it NOT to the top! Now we trimm the batting (Pic 3)and arrange the Top (with the right side) on the backside-fabric (also the right side) (Pic 4/5).
• 07-01-2012, 08:44 AM
Allysonn
Now sew top and backside together, trim the backside, cut the edges and turn over through the window in the backside...
• 07-01-2012, 08:50 AM
dglvr
Great job on the tutorial. Your English is very good. Great star. Thanks for sharing :) :) :)
• 07-01-2012, 08:51 AM
Allysonn
It looks like a birth... isn't it? http://www.cosgan.de/images/more/bigs/c018.gif

Now we make the last steps: Iron your top! (when you used a batting with clue, it will to be clued on the backside). Remove the threads from the stitching. Make a quilting, as you like it (i like a pure one).

• 07-01-2012, 08:54 AM
Allysonn
... because i like embroidery very much! :thumbup:
• 07-01-2012, 08:59 AM
Allysonn
NOW the star is ready! :D

Thank you very much for your interest! I hope, you can understand my englisch, if not, ask me, please, i will try to explain better...

Perhaps you can show me your stars... there is so much place in the skys. Everyone should get one!

Allysonn
• 07-01-2012, 09:31 AM
Allysonn
Okay, the first mistake: the letters LGs means LCs (=log-cabins).

The second: in Post 13
Quote:

casually ww will
means we will...

and the
Quote:

clue
means naturally glue...

So sorry
• 07-01-2012, 10:08 AM
QuiltnNan
Thanks so very much for taking the time to do this wonderful tutorial. Your star is terrific. For me, I would stop before the embroidery - I'm more of a plain Jane.
• 07-01-2012, 10:40 AM
tutt
Beautiful work and great tutorial! My son and daughter-in-law just moved to Germany and I hope that their German is as good as your English :)
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