My Dancing Stars Progress


Posted on April 1st, by Amy in quilt-along, work in progress. 6 comments

Melody and I were busy all last week piecing 30 Dancing Stars blocks – I’m working toward the throw size, which includes 99 blocks total. Each block has a different print in the star, I love the variety!

Dancing Stars Progress - AmysCreativeSide.com

I thought I would share a few tips for chain piecing these blocks.

First, I pieced the background with the white fabric in the second position.  Then, I pulled prints out to add them to the mix, in the second or third position. I chain pieced all the pieces that I could at one time, then trimmed and pressed them together as well.  I alternated the fabrics as the pieces dictated and sometimes, one or two of the sections would sit out while the others were pieced.  In the last phase, I pieced the background fabric, then finally trimmed all the excess before piecing the segments into blocks.

Dancing Stars Progress - AmysCreativeSide.com

Here’s all the blocks laid out together -

Dancing Stars Progress - AmysCreativeSide.com

Not the best light, but it’s fun to see them together!

Don’t forget to share your progress to be entered to win.

More soon – Amy





6 thoughts on “My Dancing Stars Progress

  1. Amy,
    Hi, I am Peggy and I am new to your blog. I just got done piecing the blocks for a doll quilt. I am in need of some help here. I don’t understand how to put the rows together with the outside pieces triangles. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. I plan on doing a table runner and also a queen size version of this quilt in the very near future.
    Thanks in advance,
    Peggy S
    craftypeg@yahoo.com

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