Week 6 - Bronte's Stars Quilt Sew Along

Mar 24, 2021 - 2:04pm

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Welcome to Week 6 of the Bronte's Stars Sew Along.

Are you ready to sew this quilt together? This week we’ll be piecing your quilt top using all your fabulous blocks and matching all those tricky points.

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Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
BLOCK LAYOUT

This is the really fun part, well I think it is!
I like to lay my blocks out on the floor to find the best layout. One day I would like to have a design wall big enough but for now the floor will do. I will also take photos after I've finished to see that the balance of the blocks works.

Check out me laying out my blocks HERE!

I then stack my blocks together in their rows and label them. Always label. There is nothing worse then mixing up your carefully planned blocks.

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
PIECING THE QUILT TOP

Now it's finally time to make all your fabulous blocks into a quilt top!

Sew the blocks together in rows, and then the rows together.

Just remember to press each alternative row of blocks in different directions so the seams nest nicely together.

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
TIPS FOR MATCHING POINTS

The Bronte's Stars blocks have lots of points and we don't want to loose them, or not have them match do we?

My method is not overly technical but it works for me.


The first step is to lay the blocks together. I use my ironing board which is next to my sewing machine. As I'm sitting, I find it the perfect height to see what I am doing.


Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
The next step is to line them up visually.
I fold the top block back so I can match the sides of the star point and then move it so the top of the point lines up too.

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
I then send a pin right through the seam lines.
This stops any movement and keeps the points matching.

I use Clover Patchwork Pins (Fine) and I leave them in.
My sewing machine drives right over the top. I might occasionally hit one with my needle but all that happens is you bend a pin!

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
Here's another look at me lining up the points.

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
I then pin the corner blocks too but they are just squares so I'm sure you have that covered.

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
Ta Da, perfectly matching points!

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
UPDATED PRESSING GUIDE

After much indecision I have finally decided on the best way to press the Bronte's Stars Quilt Block.

If you have an older pattern, the instructions will still work, however I think this way makes the block sit better.

Brinte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen
You can also download a copy Updated Pressing guide for the Bronte's Stars Block here to keep on your computer!

WEEKLY WINNER:
This week's winner is @matusronline
Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your patterns. Looking forward to seeing your delicious batik blocks come together as a quilt top!

Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern
Bronte's Stars Sew Along Grand Prize
And that's it!

We have one more week to go and I'll be sharing my tips on straight line quilting and announcing the Grand Prize winner.

To make sure you are in the running to win, post a photo of your finished quilt top by Wednesday March 31st on Instagram using the hashtag #brontesstarsSAL

Thank you so much for joining me on this sew along, it's been so much fun. I will be stalking my instagram feed looking for all your quilt tops, I can't wait to see them!

Emma
Bronte's Stars Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen



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