Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Sawtooth Star Quilt

The Sawtooth Star block is a very traditional quilt block that appears often in quilt history books, including in a simple color palette such as this.


I've been focused on making more Sawtooth Star blocks this week, and it was a task that took longer than anticipated.  The trickiest part of the block is piecing accurate Flying Geese Units, with each block requiring 4 such units.  I ended up making 25 Sawtooth Star Blocks which requilred 100 Flying Geese Units as well as persistence!


And ... I am really liking how this quilt top has turned out.  I've joined the blocks together with a relatively wide sashing which spaces out the blocks and balances the colors. 


This quilt top is in need of  a border.  I am down to the last few scraps of the ocean green solid fabric so that is not an option.  So I am thinking yellow.  A yellow border.  We'll see.

As always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita

31 comments:

  1. It is awesome to read a blog from the future! (It is still Oct 5 in my world) Your project looks stunning!

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  2. It's wonderful. So simple, but so striking.

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  3. oooh lovely!
    your work is so good and so neat... i thought the fist picture was a digital diagram you had put together for a project... :-)
    Sona

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  4. The colours you have selected are just so vibrant...... Your patience is definitely worth it.

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  5. Its amazing how fast you work! I was really looking forward to seeing how your solid colors would come together it looks great!
    Unfortunately I do not have that neat factor going on. How do you get it all sooooooo pefect?

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  6. I have a great love for traditional patterns and this is just gorgeous!

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  7. I love this, the solids are just stunning!

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  8. Good grief, you must have the patience of a saint!
    Amazing!

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  9. I love this quilt. Quite a different style and colours for you, especially using such a restricted colour palette. But it works beautifully. Such perfect blocks and dashing! You are incredibly precise.

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  10. I have to admit when I first saw the colors you had chosen I thought "oh my" but now I love it, ir makes me think of watermelon and sunflowers at the same time :)

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  11. I love the way the design and colours work together - the 'stars' really shine out :)

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  12. This is amazing. The colors are so brilliant but not overdone. I usually expect to see some white fabric in your quilts. This one is different and I love it!

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  13. Simply SPECTACULAR!! Can't wait to see it done!

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  14. This is just so beautiful! The vibrant colours just make me happy! Wondering if you used your fabric cutter to cut the flying geese units?

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  15. Your quilt got my eyes to move back and forth and sideways too LOL !!! WOW thats bright!

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  16. This quilt is going to make some lucky person really happy! What a cheerful color combination! I think just having this quilt around your shoulders should "magically" heal any illness!!!

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  17. Beautiful! That's really an eye-popping quilt! :)

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  18. Might I be so bold as to suggest a dark blue for the borders, or maybe a nice deep indigo? Go with the contrasting colour.....

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  19. Georgeous colors and the simpler the design, the more the colors can shine! How about a medium to dark blue border?

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  20. Absolutely beautiful .. I think yellow would be very striking.

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  21. yes indeed! this quilt is so stunning! i would love to see this in 'real life' ha! thanks for sharing!!

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  22. No dark nightmares under this quilt! I love it. Cant do the same red as a border? (does sashing go around those outer blocks?) We all know the final choice will be brilliant. And your bindings are to die for.

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  23. I can't decide if I like the solids, but I keep coming back for another look so I must do!

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  24. This is very beautiful and well done. The yellow has gotton lost in all that red, however. I'm anxious to see what a yellow bordor does for it. Or navy?

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  25. It's eye catching and looks to be beautifully made! At first I thought I was looking at EQ!

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  26. Oh-ah, what wonderful happy colors; just perfect for a cool autumn day!

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  27. Love it! It so nice and bright!!! Great job!

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  28. These colours really freshen up the traditional pattern! I love it.

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