Bright and Light Fabrics Give This Traditional Block a Modern Twist!
Sawtooth Star blocks are an old standard, and for good reason. They can easily be incorporated into more complex quilt patterns, or make a splash on their own.
This quilt by Suzy at Suzy Quilts is a beautiful example of how this block can shine as the main attraction. The small-print fabrics give it a scrappy nostalgic look, while the white background makes the stars pop.
Suzy’s free tutorial provides measurements and instructions for making easy Sawtooth Stars in four sizes: 4″, 8″, 12″ and 16″.
In her demo she shows how to make a quilt from Reverse Sawtooth Stars – the same block but with the light fabric making up the star and the colored prints as the background.
Look carefully at the demo and pictures before you begin cutting. The fabric requirements may change, depending on whether you want an all-white background, the reverse with light fabrics for all of the stars (and darker prints for the backgrounds), or a combination of both as shown below.
Suzy’s demo quilt is made from 8″ star blocks. 56 blocks will make a quilt that is 56″ x 64″ (without borders). You can easily adjust the size by adding or subtracting blocks.
She does not include instructions for the piano key border. You shouldn’t have any trouble creating your own from the picture.
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