Plan the Colors Around the Showcased Piece!
One thing that makes it so much fun to be a quilter is observing how blocks can change, and dramatically, depending on the fabrics used and their placement within the block.
The Sawtooth Star block is a much-loved classic and it’s usually given a fairly conventional interpretation. But look what happens when a special piece of fabric is showcased in the center.
It goes from conventional to “wow” in an instant.
These blocks, by Melissa Mortenson, are part of her 2015/2016 Quilt Block of the Month Series.
The Sawtooth Star block is especially fun because, while simple to make, it can be given any personality. Play with a motif for the center and choose other colors that work with it.
Plus, the block is 15 1/2″ unfinished, which makes one block large enough for a small wall or table quilt. Or combine three for a runner, more for a larger quilt, or make a sampler quilt by mixing it with other blocks in the series.
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