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Penny Halgren shows how to sew the Moon and Star Quilt Block together. This 4 patch is fun and easy to sew together. You ...
can also do a little trapunto with the moon in the center square to add some dimension.
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Moon and Star Quilt Block
Hey! Today is National Howl at the moon day. I cannot wait until the moon comes up tonight to do that but in the mean time I’m going to show you how to sew this quilt block together. It’s called Moon and Star. And I would imagine that with the moon come stars. So, we will have fund sewing this quilt block together.
This is Penny Halgren from www.How-to-Quiltlibrary.com. Thanks for joining me and my pieces are all cut out and ready to sew it together. So, why don’t you join me at the sewing machine?
This quilt block has four squares in the corner and then a center square. And then these pieces can be sewn together as two half-square triangles but I’m going to sew them together as flying geese. Instead of laying all the pieces out, what I’ve done is I have my pieces kind of stocked here. And I’m going to start by sewing my flying geese together and take one large triangle and then sew these two smaller triangles on to each side.
Now, I’ve got my flying geese finished and I’ve got everything laid out here. This center circle what I have decided to do with that is iron a piece of interfacing, this is just a light piece of interfacing on to the back and then I’m going to center this in my center square and put a pin in the center here and then I’m going to stitch all the way around the outside. Very close to the edge here that an eight of the inch away. And this just the quick way to do some machines appliqué and the interfacing will keep it from the frame.
Once I finish my machine stitching on the front, I’m trying to sew it to the back and then I’m going to bring my threads up so that I can tie a knot in the back. So, the way that it happen it is I’m just going to pull one thread up and then I’ll take my pin and hooked it into the loop and then pull it out. And I can just tie a knot in this and this is going to be on the back of my quilt block.
So, nobody will see it but then the threads will be secured. Now just cut the tails. Now I could cut this out but I think I’m going to leave it on because I can also cut it out after the block is finished. And I may decide to stuff this and make it a little bit three dimensional. So, at this point this block is ready to be sewn together. And now that if I got like that pieces layout, so the first thing I’m going to do is just hold the pieces for the first two columns on top of each other and just change to each of them.
Now we’ve got these two columns sewn together, so I’ll just add the third piece on to each one of the rows and then we’ll be ready to sew to the rows together. And now we’re ready to sew the rows together, so I’ll start at the top and fold this one down and stitch across that seam and we just have one more seam at the bottom. So, I’ll fold that up and stitch across.
This Moon and Star Quilt Block is already to go and I just checked its actually worldwide howl at the moon night on October 26. So, go howl I’ll be right there with you.
This is Penny Halgren from www.How-to-Quiltlibrary.com and How-to-Quiltlibrary.tv thanks for joining me. If you are not really over there, go to www.How-to-Quiltlibrary.com and get your free download of this pattern until next time peaceful piecing.