Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Star Cluster Quilt-a-Long Week #7

KT Winner

Congrats to the winner this week of a 3 1/2" sq. Quilter's Select ruler -

Denise - Love this - doing good so far! My sampler class is also using KT fabrics this year - so excited! This ruler would be awesome - haven't seen it before but would love it!!!

Thanks to everyone who's been quilting a long and commenting. I love to hear your feedback.

Week #7 - HST & Settings

I added simple half square triangles (HST) and tan squares or rectangles to fill in spaces between the various sized churn dash and star blocks.Cut the squares for the HST an 1/8" larger to allow room to trim, if desired. As I cut squares for both sizes of HST, I also cut all the squares for the HST border for next week. That way, I knew how much fabric I had available in each color/print.

As usual for HST, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the darker fabric. Stitch a scant 1/4" on both sides of the line; cut on the line. Press seams open.

 I use my small Quilter's Select ruler to trim my HST to size.

Sew the (16) small HST section in two rows with 8 HST in each, as shown.
Piece the (15) large HST in 3 sections, as shown.

Next, I laid out all of my pieced blocks, plus HST and tan setting squares/rectangles, on my current "flannel board" (which happens to be a flannel sheet on the floor of the living room until my new studio is completed this summer). The lighting isn't good, but you can see the sections I pieced together at this point. Follow the assembly guide in the pattern (note the inset seam just left of the center).

I'll finish sewing the sections together tomorrow, then start on HST for borders. We'll finish up next week with borders and quilting. We're so close!

I'm so glad you've all pushed me with this quilt-a-long to make a second Star Cluster quilt in Sweet Holly fabrics. I'm loving it! Please comment if you have any questions.


  1. these are so pretty. i love the idea of making them a smidge bigger and cutting down to size
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  2. So excited that I won the ruler! Thank you. How do I go about getting it?

    1. Denise, email lynne@ktquilts.com with your mailing address. Let Robert know you won the ruler and he'll ship it right out. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Just wanted to let you know I sent address in like you said and still haven't received anything. Thanks