Thursday, November 8, 2012

Curve It Up QAL - Block #2 Sawtooth Star

 Welcome to the "Curve It Up" block #2 QAL!  
 Stars are popular traditional quilt blocks.  
Here is a curve to the Sawtooth Star!

To download PDF, click here.
 Cut (8) 5.5 x 5.5 background for Curved HST
Cut (8)  5.5 x 5.5 focus fabric for Curved HST
Cut (2) 4 7/8 background for regular HST
Cut (2) 4 7/8 focus fabric for regular HST
Cut (8) 2.5 x 2.5 for light fabric center checkerboard block
Cut (8) 2.5 x 2.5 for dark fabric center checkerboard block
 Position Quick Curve Ruler (QCR) on 5.5" squares.  Curved cut out should be about 1/2 inch from opposite diagonal corners.  Fabric above ruler centers between the 3 3/4 and 8 1/4.  The bottom left corner sits under the 6" and 5 1/2" intersection.  Make your cut.  Repeat for all 5.5" squares.
 Alternately layout blocks as shown above.  Use the set shown on the top.  Save the others for use in another block.
Position background on focus fabric as shown above.  Begin sewing curved edges bringing them together as you sew.  You will not need to pin.  Sew all (8) blocks.

Press blocks.  Press seam open on back and then press on the front.

 Use QCR to square up Curved HST to 4.5" x 4.5".

 Position light fabric for regular HST on top of dark HST fabric. 
 Draw a line from one diagonal corner to the opposite corner.  Sew a 1/4" seam on each side of line.  Cut on drawn line and press blocks open. Blocks should measure 4.5" square.
Layout center checkerboard squares as shown.  Sew squares to form rows.  Sew rows together. Press.  Center should measure 8.5 x 8.5.

 Layout block as shown.  Sew blocks to form rows.  Sew rows together.
16.5" Curve It Up - Sawtooth Star Block
Don't forget to post your block on the Flickr group or email it to Jenny or me and we will post it for you.


  1. I love it! I've been wondering how you cut the curved squares with the QCR. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Could you show where I should be looking at these marks on the ruler

  3. Oooh love it!! Thank you so much for sharing this BOM with us!

    1. So nice....These blocks are going to make up into a wonderful quilt.

  4. Helen, what a great block! I can't wait to put it together.

    : )

  5. Gracias Helen, por compartir toda tu sabiduría sobre QCR me encanta y estoy Feliz por haber comprado la regla. Cuando este más organizada volcare mis trabajos,a tu blog y al mio. Te envío un fuerte abrazo desde Argentina C.A.B.A.- - MiMimcm -