|A 4" Finished Sawtooth Star Block|
|What's Wrong With This Picture?|
|Seam Ripper to the Rescue!|
|Bernina LED Lights Reflecting Off the Needle|
As you can see in the photo above, a sawtooth star block cannot be pieced with a single foundation pattern. I have four separate patterns to paper piece individually before I remove the foundation papers and join them using traditional piecing techniques.
When I trim my foundation sections, I do NOT just cut on that solid line on the outside of the block. Even though it is the cutting line. Even though it is supposed to give me a 1/4" seam if I do that. Nope, I trim my sections the exact same way I would measure and rotary cut fabric for a traditionally pieced block, in the way I know I can get precisely accurate blocks. I line the 1/4" pink line of my ruler up on the dotted SEAM LINE that is printed on the paper pattern when I trim these sections.
|How I Line Up My Ruler to Trim Foundation Sections|
After trimming the starched pattern sections, this is what I need to sew together to complete the block:
|Paper Pieced Foundation Sections Starched, Trimmed, Ready to be Assembled|
|How I Pin Seam Intersections|
|Bernina #97D 1/4" Patchwork Foot for 9 mm Machine, with Seam Guide|
|How Much Do I Love Those Triangle Points?|
|New 4" Star On Design Wall Amid 10 1/2" Bear Paw Blocks|
|Foundation Pattern with Stitching Order Correction for Left Side Unit|
|Bathing My Bleeders|
Can you believe I had SO MUCH TO SAY, despite how little I've accomplished? ONE LITTLE BLOCK. Imagine how much sewing I could get done if someone took away my computer!