Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Bit of a Detour

J learning how to fold a strip in half.
There was a folded star tutorial on "The Quilt Show" a bit ago. Those folded stars looked interesting and would use some of my smaller scrap stash. So I made one.

These are addictive. I couldn't stop at one. Although, it took me quite awhile to make that first one! I think these would make a good give away at a retreat. They would be a good give away to cheer someone or thank someone too. They are small enough that they could be tucked into a card.

So far I've made 15 and used about 2 yards of scraps! Each one takes a 12" x 3 1/2" strip of fabric. The tutorial says to use a 3 1/4" strip; but, I save 3 1/2" strips so that was what I used. It takes four strips of fabric. I suppose that you could repeat two of the strips; but, I liked the scrappy nature of four different strips.




K's favorite step of the process. . .spraying the Best Press!
When I was folding the strips, the oldest granddaughter was really interested in making one. So I walked her through the process. She did some strip pressing and is just about at the point where she could use the iron on her own. . .except that she sometimes forgets where her left hand is. I wouldn't want her to burn herself!

After we put her star together, her sister decided she needed to make one too. So she took a stint at the ironing station with her Miss K supervising each step!








Some of the stars. . . Look out. Making these is like eating candy. You can't stop at one!






































If you want to make one, or two, or more, check the link for a tutorial. It was fun to take a little detour from my quilting process. Next time, I'll share my progress on that project.

8 comments:

  1. Your stars turned out really cool! I'll have to make some for the office next year. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Those are so cute! I'll have to work on figuring out the directions which seem a little confusing. If little kids could do it I should be able to too, right?
    Karen Fitzpatrick

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    1. Karen, I think a fourth grader could make them. It's so cool to have a finished item with absolutely no sewing!!! If I can do it, any one can do it as I'm terrible with this kind of project!--Terry

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  3. Thanks, Nancy. The real thanks goest to TQS though for posting about those folded stars.--Terry

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  4. Beautiful twinkling little stars.

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    1. Thanks, JoJo! Bet you can't guess who made the one with the pink polka dots!--Terry

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  5. Those stars are really beautiful, Terry. Great fabrics! I am going to bookmark that page. Maybe next year!

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    1. Monica, the stars are fun. . .You'll have fun with them too!!!!--Terry

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