Diamond Stars Playtime Sew-Along

If you want to improve your set in piecing technique or just play around with hexagons and their allies here is a list of links to all of the instructions for my Sew-Along which ran during 2014 to introduce Set-In Piecing Simplified.  I used Marti Michell's Templates Set G, Set H or the Multi-size Diamond Template to cut the blocks used in these quilts but the principles are the same regardless of the cutting tools/templates which you have availalbe.

Honeycomb setting option
Diamond Star Sew-Along Introduction

Choosing Templates for cutting Diamond Stars:
       Part I                  Part II

Choosing fabrics for a Diamond Star quilt!

Step 1 -- Cutting and piecing a basic Diamond Star
Troubleshooting Piecing Issues for Step 1

Step 2 -- Fussy cutting the diamonds
Troubleshooting Piecing Issues for Step 2

Step 3 -- Working with striped fabric

Straight setting option
Step 4 -- Splitting the diamonds
 Step 5 -- Stars that use the hexagon shape

Step 6 -- Setting options for Diamond Stars

Step 7 -- A straight setting for the diamond stars

Step 8 -- A honeycomb setting for the Diamond Stars

Step 9 -- Filling in the Edges of your quilt

Step 10 -- Setting the Stars into a quilt top

Step 11 -- Ideas for Quilting Diamond Stars

1 comment:

  1. I've just stumbled across this - lots of great ideas here! I'm playing with hexis & stars at present, so this is wonderful, thanks!