a Christmas star in July

July 4, 2013 by Angie

Happy Independence Day, fellow ‘muricans! I’m really into Christmas fabrics right now. I think because I realize I’m very slow at sewing and quilting so if I want finished items in time for Christmas I had better get on it in July.

Christmas Star 2

I got a beautiful layer cake of Aneela Hoey’s “Cherry Christmas” line. It’s just so precious! I cut two of the 10″ layer cake pieces into 8 total 5″ pieces and paired that with charm squares of Bella Snow to make half square triangles. I used the two at a time method.

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Half Square Triangle Work Station

Half Square Triangles

Stacks of squared up (down?) HSTs and 4 charm squares – each are now 4.25″ square

Christmas Star

There are so many things you can do with HSTs. I have a feeling zig zags and windmills are in my near future but I want to make this star first. Here it is all laid out. I just have to sew it together – the scary part. I have my quarter inch foot on my machine now so hopefully things will line up better this time. Once I have the star finished and can behold it in its final size I’ll decide if it should become a pillow, table runner, or placemat.


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