Monday, October 19, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Week 5 in the Journey 2 Nebula has started with the making of the "Jawbreaker" pillow by Jaybird Quilts. When finished, this pillow will measure 20".
Now that I have my strip sets ready, it was time to start cutting the triangle pieces out using the Star 60 tool, starting by carefully placing the strip on your mat. If you are looking for the direction on the
Position the mark at the tip of the tool with the top of the strip set and 4 1/2" horizontal line on the tool on the bottom edge of the strip set. Right Handed quilters will move from left to right. Left Handed quilters will cut from right to left. Trim up one of the sides and down the other to get your first triangle.
The cutting technique we will be using can be found in the Star 60 instructions under the Cutting the Side Triangles. Link to the Star 60 PDF Instructions.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Welcome back to my Journey 2 Nebula blog posts. I got a little behind on my blog for Week #3, finishing the "Lucky Charm" pillow. If you would like to see how I cut my Half Hexagons pieces check out my blog post on Cutting the Star 60 way, HERE.
The first thing I did after I finished cutting out my pieces was to arrange them the way I wanted the pillow to look in the front.
Once I had them all arranged, I still had 10 of the Half Hexagons leftover, which will be filled in on the sides.
Then continued the stitch on the next piece from the first stack. Repeating the steps over and over until the rows were complete, pressed thoroughly. Then started sewing the next couple rows until all the rows were ready to be sewn together.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Week 2 of the Journey to Nebula Quilt Along. This week we are to sew our Seaside diamonds that we cut out last week. If you missed last week post of how I cut the diamond shapes out with my Studio 180 Design Star 60 tool, you can check out that post right here.
Trimming the Tips:
Before we begin I want to show you how to trim the tips of the diamonds using your Star 60 tool.
Start by laying out our diamonds into rows. Arranging the diamonds in the order of which I want the colors to be placed with the background colors in between.
After they were all laid out I started to sew the diamonds together. I choose to sew my rows one at a time, by pairing two diamonds together at a time. Start by flipping one of the diamond on top of the other with right sides together. Slide the tips of the diamonds roughly a 1/4" inch up so you can see the bottom diamond tips. If you choose to remove your tips of your diamonds the alignment is a lot easier and you just align the edges right side together and start stitching.
Once the pieces are sewn, I then press the seams open with my iron. I like to use the hot steam to press those seams open.