I love the interplay of little and big stars. It looks much more complex than it is—just 25 Inklingo Stars with alternating colors. Straight set, horizontal. Nothing fancy—but I think the effect is!
Monkey says, That’s nice, but what you really want is to create your own special settings with your own colors and fabrics.
Okay. Okay. That’s fine with us!
With you in mind, I created this in Electric Quilt, so you can download the project file (below).
It is almost embarrassing how easy this was in Electric Quilt.
There is already a LeMoyne Star in the EQ block library, so I just had to add lines for the little star. I did not fuss with making every line perfect. (They aren’t.) Perfection isn’t required when all I want to do is play with color and preview different combinations.
Then I thought it might be even more fun to see what the new Inklingo Star looks like with the regular 9 inch Inklingo LeMoyne Star.
This is getting exciting.
Why stop there? I decided to try something a little fancier by adding Inklingo Castle Wall 9 inch too.
It only took a few clicks in EQ to reverse the colors in these two settings. I don’t have to guess which color will dominate. I can see it!
One of the cool things about working with Castle Wall blocks is that they can look as if they are set on-point even in an easy horizontal setting.
THE SEAM ALLOWANCES NEST!
As I mentioned before, the sewing and pressing instructions for the new Inklingo Star ensure that the seam allowances will nest when Inklingo Star, LeMoyne Star and Castle Wall blocks are sewn together in rows.
Little things like that make everything easier.
If you need a refresher, the detailed sewing and pressing instructions for LeMoyne Star, including a one-page guide, are in this blog post from April.
I haven’t drawn the Morse Star in EQ yet.
If you know how to do it, I hope you will share your tips.
My Morse Star is 18 inches finished and all of the shapes are in the new shape collection—except the small diamond, which is in the FREE Diamond-Triangle-Square shape collection
DOWNLOAD THE FREE EQ PROJECT FILE
There are more free project files on the blog. Links are under the EQ tab at the top.
I use Inklingo PDFs to print precise shapes, not EQ, so the shapes are approximate.
WILL YOU SHARE AN EQ FILE WITH ME?
I have more of my own examples to share on the Inklingo Facebook page, so we hope you are following us there, but if you create settings, I would love to see them.
EQ makes it easy to share project files by email. I would love to share your designs on the blog or on Facebook!
If you need help sending me your EQ project file by email, please ask, okay?
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