I reworked some of the blocks in the Star Wars baby quilt, and here is the finished top. I inserted strips of orange Fairy Frost into some of the silver blocks, and I think it gives it some pop.
Let me begin by telling you not to make your blocks this way. The best way to do it is to plan ahead and cut your blocks over-sized, then trim them after you’re finished. I didn’t do that. My blocks were already cut 6 1/2″ square, and I had limited fabric to remake them. So I used the ones it had, sewed them carefully, and they worked.
After slashing your block on the diagonal, sew your insert strip to the largest piece of your block, right sides together. My strip is 1″ wide, so that it finishes at 1/2″.
Press the seam toward the insert.
Place the remaining piece on top of the block, right sides together, matching the corners.
Place a ruler across the pieces at a 45° angle (it might help to use a ruler with the angle marked). Use some type of marker to make a tick mark at the top of each piece.
Reposition the smaller block piece along the insert strip, matching the marks. Pin, then sew.
Also press this seam toward the insert. The result should be close enough to your original block size. Or right on, like this one! Just trim the ends of the insert.
I’m going to finish this with some diagonal quilting, then bind it with the orange. The Force Awakens!
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