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Teeny Tiny Star Block

Sandra

Teeny Tiny Star Block
« on: February 02, 2018, 19:21:02 PM »
The BOM for February is a lovely Star. Lots of HST's giving a very pleasing finished block.

Iminei threw down the gauntlet to make a smaller version, which got me thinking....How small could it comfortably go?

I began by finding some thinner, more finely/tightly woven cotton scraps....the thickness and bulk of the seams are more noticeable and can look a mess on smaller patchwork.




The purple piece is a scrap from a jelly roll which I've had lying around for ages. It's good to be able to use some of this old stuff.


I decided to try cutting these into 2 1/4" squares.  :o I don't know why? Lets see what happens.



Two of each of the three colours.....( Full instructions to make this block are given in the 'February BOM'. Iminei's much better and clearer with instructions than I am.)

Join them with a quarter inch seam....then cut them diagonally into quarters.




Press them all open...and....Ooooh.  :o  They're quite small.





I decided to square mine up to 1 1/8"  ><...I don't know why it made any difference but I felt the extra eighth of an inch would be a good idea.





All trimmed and set to start stitching.


 


Coming together nicely....pressed....


Awwwww  0_0....That's so cute!





It measures 3 1/4 inch square.  8)

Sandra.
xxx







Madame Cholet

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 19:30:26 PM »
That's really beautiful, very teeny tiny, and very cute! Personally I love purple and green when they are together  :loveit:
And a brilliant tutorial too, thank you!  0_0
I nurse unloved vintage Berninas back to health and then just cannot bring myself to part with any of them... 807, 830, 840, 530-2, 930, 910, and a modded 717 in a Singer treadle base.

Kenora

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 21:16:08 PM »
Very clear tutorial, Sandra - great work.  <3
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

supergran

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 21:28:19 PM »
That's lovely Sandra. :flower:

Lachica

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 22:48:18 PM »
 that's really pretty, and so neat. Your instructions are good, very clear and easy to follow. I could almost be tempted to try...
Mary

Iminei

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 09:21:56 AM »
Thank you Sandra, wonderful ... But I can beat you ...



I made these



In September '16, but using the Paula Doyle method ... They are squared down to 3".
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 08:13:26 AM by Iminei »
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Sandra

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 10:02:27 AM »
Iminei....I bet there are people looking at these thinking.....'Pah! Three inches or so. That's MASSIVE'.....??


Where's that gauntlet gone.  ;)

Sandra.
xxx

Sewingsue

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 10:17:04 AM »
and there are others thinking '3 inches? Seriously? No Way'.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Lowena

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 11:30:20 AM »
No pics again Iminei  :angry:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

b15erk

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 11:32:42 AM »
None here either.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

supergran

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 17:42:12 PM »
Or here. How can some people see them and not others?

Madame Cholet

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 19:26:03 PM »
I can't see the photos either.
I nurse unloved vintage Berninas back to health and then just cannot bring myself to part with any of them... 807, 830, 840, 530-2, 930, 910, and a modded 717 in a Singer treadle base.

Kenora

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 22:33:40 PM »
And there are others thinking "no pics".  :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Iminei

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2018, 08:15:08 AM »
Course there are pics ... the Star is that teeny tiny!!!!!  :o

Sorry Gals,  I swear I cannot understand my picasa .. I went in after posting incognito, and I could see them ...
Have another go!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

supergran

Re: Teeny Tiny Star Block
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2018, 18:33:32 PM »
I can see them now. Thank you. Not that I'll be making any that tiny!  :S