Thursday, 6 December 2012

Bee Desi with Elvira

December's Queen Bee is our very own DQ Elvira, a fab quilter and a fabuler person. To top it all she makes the fabulest stars !  Take a look...



 Desi Bee : DOUBLE STAR Block

Hello ladies…I’m so excited to be the queen bee of this month. I decided to make this Double Star block, which I really like. I’ll try to make the instruction as clear as possible.

Its quite simple to make. But first, here’s what I want:

1. Background color is BLACK
2. Star colors: 2 CONTRAST COLOR and use ONLY SOLID

So, here we go :

THE CUTTING:

BLACK fabric:
- Cut 4 ½ “ x 4 ½ “ - 4 pcs
- Cut 4 ½ “ x 2 ½ “ - 8 pcs
- Cut 2 ½” x 2 ½” – 4 pcs

SOLID contrasting color:
- Color #1 : 2 ½” x 2 ½” – 7 pcs
- Color #2 : 2 ½” x 2 ½ “ – 7 pcs





THE METHOD:

1. Making flying geese:

Take 4 BLACK 4 ½” squares and take 4 pcs of each 2 ½” squares of solid and make into 4 flying geese .




















2. Make the 1 ½ flying geese (umm that’s what I called the block, btw)

PLEASE REFER to the picture of the complete block for the placement of the color squares in this piece.

Like making the flying geese, place 2 SAME color of 2 ½” squares SOLID on one side of the 4 ½” BLACK squares and CONTRASTING color of 2 ½” squares SOLID on the other side.


 


3. Once you’re done, don’t forget to first IRON flat all the seam to the dark side. Then arrange all the pieces and accordingly stitch each row and then assemble the whole thing.




Tadddaaa…your double star block is ready. Easy peasy, isn’t it? ^_^




 
Happy Sewing ^_^
-Elvira 







1 comment:

  1. Lovely block, Elvira, and yes very easy, too!

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