Weeks 5 & 6 Hidden Stars SAL
We are working towards a quilt top with Hidden Stars. Sherry from Powered by Quilting is the hostess for this sew along featuring a pattern she recently released. With postings every other week, the SAL is tentatively scheduled to end mid-March. We’ve set the quilt top completion as a first quarter goal, which may and should be possible.
Week Five of Hidden
February 5th we received the next directions in the sew along. Already behind us was selecting our fabrics along with cutting and labeling. We also made the corner blocks for each square using A and B fabrics. This week we are to make the square-within-a-squares for the A fabrics.
Sherry shared some great tips on the sewing of these blocks. She also shared a video on her Facebook page! Her major suggestion that I took note of was to press the seams open. Ouch! I always burn my fingers when doing that.
Week Six of Hidden
Chain piecing is again recommended for quick stitching the first side of the square. Nothing like zip, zip, zipping those seams together. Sherry then recommends sewing on the opposite side, and then heading to the ironing board for pressing. Repeat for sides three and four. I noticed that Sherry has the same iron as we do, and that she had the steam setting low. That did help with the burning my finger issue I was having when pressing the seams open. Our Group As are in various stages of being trimmed.
Sherry has a Facebook page for sharing updates. Additionally, there is a hashtag on social media of #PBQHiddenStarsSAL if you’d like to check on the progress. This is week seven and today Sherry will have more instructions and tips for us. My guess is for square-within-a-square for the B fabrics. The more I see and work with these fabrics the more I love them! This quilt top is going to be fabulous.
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