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!

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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.

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Here’s all the blocks laid out together –

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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