‘Starry Eyes’ is Block 10 for the Sew Scrappy Block of the month!
This month we are working with templates… (and lots of bias) so I would recommend pressing your fabric with Best Press before cutting. If your fabric is freshly pressed it will help with accurate cutting and piecing, especially with the bias in this block.
If you’re following along ~ Only finger press as you piece, don’t press with your iron till the block is complete… I have two triangle sections complete in the next picture. I’m going to join them and make a square, then repeat for each corner.
Join two sets of squares, pressing all joining seams in the same direction. I’m still only finger pressing, no iron yet! Notice I’ve accidentally turned one of my diamond points the wrong way… I’m going to be upset when I finally notice that…
Now press from the back of your block. Look at the seams ~ the diamond seams should be pressed in opposing directions and all in the joining seams are turning in the same direction… (I still didn’t notice my fopa!)
If you’ve got your seams pressed this way you can open up the little center so the center of the star can lay a bit flatter…
Ok, NOW I noticed my mistake! Try to carefully join your block so you don’t mix up your points – Especially on this bias filled block… BUT if you do, get out your best seam ripper (the newest sharpest one) and carefully remove the whole square section (without pulling and stretching) and rework it.
Here is the pattern in MY SHOP!
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