Block 5 Variable Star | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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It’s a new month and that means it’s time to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along with Fairfield World.  Block 5 is the Variable Star and I can not wait for you to get started.

Come join the fun and Increase your skill set with a block of the Month sewing series on The Sewing Loft.

I love how the simplicity of this block design allows the fabric to shine through! Even though this block is very simple to stitch together it’s the cutting that counts.

It's time for the next block in the Starry Night Quilt Sampler - the Variable Star Quilt Block. Come join the fun and Increase your skill set with a block of the Month sewing series on The Sewing Loft.

You will need to make 2 of these 9″ finished block to complete the Starry Night Sampler Quilt layout. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

It's time for the next block in the Starry Night Quilt Sampler - the Variable Star Quilt Block. Come join the fun and Increase your skill set with a block of the Month sewing series on The Sewing Loft.

In this block, we will be practicing our flying geese and matching points. Flying geese are considered a basic building block of traditional quilting.

A few quick tips-

Be sure to check your seam allowance; 1/4″ is mission critical for this block.

Create the perfect 1/4" seam every time. The Sewing Loft #sewingtip

Chain piecing will help reduce your sewing time.

Take the stress out of big projects and become more efficient with chain piecing. The Sewing Loft

Be sure to nest your seams to prevent bulk and issues during the quilting process.

Nest your seams to keep your block flat. The Sewing Loft

Hope on over to Fairfield World for the full instructions for the Variable Star block!

Remember, the Starry Night Quilt Sampler was designed to showcase traditional quilt blocks with a modern twist and I am so excited to see your quilt blocks come together. Be sure to share them on social media using the #StarryNightQuilt for us to see!

Well, that’s it for now. Don’t forget that I’ll be back next month with a next block in the Starry Night Quilt Block of the Month series. In the meantime, be sure to come find me on social media and share a few pictures of your finished block using #StarryNightQuilt as a tag, I want to see your blocks stitched together!

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