Broken Star Take 2

I haven’t forgotten this. I’ve been contemplating my next step.

Sheri suggested that I use a point trimmer to make the diamonds easier to line up. BTW, Sheri has a fun Facebook page called Mommo Quilts and Crafts. Anyway, I picked up this set as it was all I could get locally.

I don’t like the opaqueness of these. You line them up and trim the points.

In the process, I noticed this…..

Yeah, not exactly an accurate cut there! Sigh….no wonder so few of these were finished.

So once again, I’m debating whether to try to machine piece another diamond, or look for a rubber stamp to mark the seam lines and go back to my hand piecing idea.

I think I’ll go work on something else while I think about that. Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Broken Star Take 2

  1. anudge says:

    What an amazing project you are venturing into!

  2. Li says:

    Stamping and hand piecing is a great solution.

  3. Sheri Lesh says:

    Thanks for the shout-out! I used the Judy Martin trimmer and there is a place there to do two different directions of angles on each point. I don’t know how else to describe it…..worked super good for when I did Stars Upon Stars. I did see them online for sale. I wondered if you had a die you could run the diamonds through, although it would alter the background too.

  4. thenosebump says:

    When I first saw the picture I thought you trimmed it, I’m glad you didn’t. The Fons & Porter trimmer is designed for half square triangles and your diamonds are 45° angles. I’ve made that Northern Star, Broken Star before, but by using strip quilting, not precut. You might be able to flip the trimmer though; cut one end, flip and line up the other straight side.

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