We have a problem.
When you have a pile of diamonds printed and cut and sorted into sets of 8, it is very hard not to start stitching even when you should be doing something else.
In Wednesday Tute 21, I showed you how to print 16 sheets of fabric for 50 of these fussy cut stars (400 diamonds).
I am weak. I could not resist sewing a few.
I sewed these 4 stars while we watched the news last night.
A running stitch makes this fast and guarantees great intersections in the middle (video).
It is hard to imagine that these all came from one fabric, isn’t it?
I prepare 25 or 50 stars at a time by printing identical sheets of fabric (Wednesday Tute 21) and that is a great big pile of temptation.
I could not have finished 4 in an hour if I was basting and whip-stitching for English Paper Piecing.
It’s exciting to see how each star will look. EPP is too slow when you want to see it now!
At this rate, it won’t take long to sew 144 LeMoyne Stars for this 82 x 82 Queen quilt.
The hard part is stopping. I wanted to sew all night.
Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting makes it fast and easy to fussy cut 1152 diamonds for 144 LeMoyne Stars.
Monkey says you might as well give in now.
Worse news? It is even more irresistible because you can make these stars with the free Diamond/Triangle/Square shape collection. Once you start, it is not likely you can stop.
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