Saturday, June 1, 2019

English Paper Pieced 6 Pointed Star Quilt

There were some scraps left of Northport prints and wovens after I made my 3 quilts for International Quilt Market.  I decided to make an EPP (English Paper Pieced) quilt with them.

 The picture isn't very good. I JUST got the border sewn on and since thunderstorms are threatening here - I quickly took a picture before it was pressed.  Thunderstorms. Again. Poor Gibby doesn't like them at all.
 The quilt has 9 stars and 3 half stars in this setting.  The border is 7" wide and it finishes at 67" x 78"
This is how the pieces are arranged to make the star block.   

 And this is how they are set....
The hexagon is 1" size and each block uses 1 hexagon.  The half-hexagon is a 1" half hexagon and you will need 16 for each block.  The 3" equilateral triangle is next and you need 6 for each block.  The 3" diamond (60 degree) will call for 6 in each block.  The 6" equilateral triangle is the 6 blue triangles that surround each block.  Finally - you need 6" diamonds (60 degree) for the setting - the red large diamonds.  It all depends on how you set the block together as to how many of these large 6" diamonds you need.  For this quilt I needed 35 - plus 3 half diamonds. 

All the paper templates and the acrylic templates to cut the fabric came from Paper Pieces. 

I'll be posting more on techniques later this week.

Laters,

Laurie

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats beautiful, how awesome are the parts that fit together .. I always wanted to make a Star of David and wondered how. I think these will work.

livelymonkey said...

Love this! The hesagon is one fo my favorite shapes to make quilts.......big ones, little ones, and combos.......Yours is really special!
Mona ( Snowden)

paritosh said...

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audrey said...

Love this! So beautiful.:)

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