Quilt Along Dropout – Sawtooth Star
Way back on October 2nd, the first video lesson for Angela Walters’ quilt along was released. I had good intentions to participate as it was going to teach dot-to-dot quilting on a baby-sized quilt. I ordered the kit from her/her shop along with Glide thread. Glide – even the name sounds fun as it slides over the quilt top without any issue. And such pretty colors!
But then I received the kit and really didn’t like the fabrics or how we were going to quilt it.
Prep For the QAL
There was some homework to complete before the quilting began. Specific instructions on how chevron piece had to be surrounded by the gray fabric was shared. The backing fabric also had to be cut apart and seamed in the center. Once that was all complete, quite a bit of marking had to be done. I just wasn’t feeling all the marking, and so I became a full fledged dropout. So now, what to do with the kit?!
Sawtooth Star Inspiration
While still following along with the QAL, Facebook member Eva L. Fuller shared her finished project. Ah-ha! The sawtooth star – one of my very favorite blocks since the Evening Star finish. The chevron pattern will replace the nine-patch blocks, and will probably go together really quickly. Now it’s just a matter of how many blocks the fabric will make. Some simple division with my bestie’s help and we’ll have a new quilt going.
It evens makes the same secondary patterns of the diamond and square. I am happy to have a use for this fabric!
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