Monday, 13 May 2013

Scrabble Star

We have these magnetic scrabble tiles on our fridge.

My husband makes words with them.
I make patterns.

So I made this wonky star with the scrabble tiles and wanted to make a block like it. I figured it would be best achieved with Moda Candy squares. Working the squares like I worked the Scrabble tiles.

I used some Moda Candy Squares - Comma by Zen Chic and Kona Cotton Charcoal for the background. I'm going for a Quilt as You Go quilt so I made the quilt sandwich before I placed the squares.

I guess you could fuse the squares in place but since I didn't have any fusible web on hand and I didn't want to wait any longer to get this going, I just pinned them.





Then I used my walking foot and sewed down around the edges of each square a few times. There's going to be a raw edge. 


Also made one in the green in the same way.




Then I quilted straight lines on the charcoal.


I like the effect. Though sometimes I worry of the star gets a little lost and all you can see are irregular squares. What do you think?

8 comments:

  1. I can totally see the star and I don't think it gets lost especially with the echo quilting. Great job and combination of different techniques

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  2. Really like the echo quilting too!

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  3. It looks great! The star is totally there.

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  4. I can see the star! Looks great. A good way to use a mini charm pack!

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