Nancy McNally

Block of the Month 2017: Blazing Star

Nancy McNally
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 149 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $9.99
Meet Nancy and start class by learning about the inspiration behind the Blazing Star quilt. You'll get tips on preparing your fabric and staying organized from month to month.
Nancy guides you step by step through piecing tri-square units to assemble the Broadway Star block and ribbon border with ease. You’ll see how simple unit rotation creates a stunning visual effect.
Find out how to accurately cut kite shapes without specialty tools and create two fun blocks with perfect points: the Marquis Diamond and Comet.
Discover a new way to piece flying geese as you create the Wild Goose Chase block. Nancy shares a useful trick for a simple square-in-square block. Plus, get a handle on bias seams.
Find out how to sew partial seams like a pro as you assemble the Aura Star block, a unique design that's easier than it looks to put together.
Watch your quilt come to life as you strip-piece Lone Star blocks using three fun fabrics. You'll get Nancy's expert tips for accurate cutting and sewing to make your diamonds really sparkle.
Wrap up class by putting your quilt together. Keep it manageable by sewing one quadrant at a time, then add a stunning ribbon border to complete your Blazing Star.
7 Lessons
2  hrs 29  mins

Celebrate “tradition with a twist”! This Block of the Month quilt-along features a spectacular Blazing Star pattern and video lessons with designer Nancy McNally. Work at your own pace and make an heirloom quilt you’ll treasure.

Note: While the kit is no longer available, you can still sew along with Nancy using your own fabric and the included pattern.

Nancy McNally

A quilter for more than 20 years, Nancy McNally designs quilt patterns and teaches quilting throughout the U.S. Nancy's patterns are featured in many publications including Love of Quilting, Scrap Quilts, Quilter's World, Quilty and Quiltmaker. You might also recognize Nancy from her instructional quilting DVDs, or her guest appearance on the PBS TV show "Quilting Arts."

Nancy McNally

Bonus materials available after purchase

Block of the Month 2017: Blazing Star Join Craftsy to continue watching for $11.00 per month / $113.00 per year or purchase this class for $9.99.