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DS QAL: Lesson 16, Block 20

Delightful Stars Quilt-Along

For this week’s Delightful Stars Quilt-Along (DS QAL) lesson, we are working on the most challenging star block in our quilt. This is Block #20:

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The most challenging part of this block, is creating the large flying geese units that make up the outer star. The goose fabrics (inside) are pieced together first and the large sky fabrics (triangles) are added as you would any flying geese block.

The first step is to create the small flying geese unit in the traditional manner. Then a flying goose body gets added to the bottom.

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Next, the two side triangles are added, making sure to align the square edge with the top edge of the flying geese units.

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Any dog ears or little bits of triangle tips are removed to complete the flying goose body units.

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Finally, the large sky fabrics are added. When stitching it’s important to stitch a thread or two away from the previous intersecting seams.

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The completed flying geese units:

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Bonus Tip: In the photos above, you’ll see that all of my triangle points have been removed. First I use the Easy Star and Geese Ruler to cut out the units as halves or quarters, then I use the Fons & Porter Triangle Trimmers to remove the dog ears.

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Next Week

Here’s a sneak peek at next week’s lesson…

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For more info and to purchase the DS QAL, visit the main Delightful Stars Quilt-Along page. You can join at any time and catch up at your own pace.

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This post was published on June 4th, 2014. Post topics: My Quilting Journey, The Learning Center. Post tags: .

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