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Y-Not Lemoyne Star Block


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When I got ready to make my first quilt, I knew I wanted to make a Lemoyne Star. I had no idea it was a difficult pattern and I'd had no quilting lessons so I just dug in! I sketched a block and figured out what pieces I would need. Along the way, I realized I could do this with strips of any size. I suggest a jelly roll for this one but you could actually cut full-length strips in any width you desire. It will, of course, change the size of the block. But that's what I love about this pattern! You can make it virtually any size you want depending on the size of the strips. You can make one block and add setting squares (as I did for my table topper) or 12 blocks for a nice sized lap quilt. You can make it scrappy with each star point in a different fabric, or planned with any combination you like! I hope you enjoy the flexibility of this design as much as I have. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Use a sewing machine Sew an accurate 1/4-in. seam Use a rotary cutter with rulers SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Your choice depending on how many blocks you make!

Recommended with this pattern

  • Sewing machine and accompanying supplies
  • Rotary cutter and a 6" x 12" ruler
  • Jelly roll strips for the stars and fat quarters for the backgrouds

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I love all things handmade. I started kitting around age 8. I learned to bake bread in high school. I taught myself to embroider in Jr. High. I threw out 7 pie crusts before I landed on the one that tasted like my grandmothers in my early 20s. I taught myself to quilt about 10 years ago. Now I do believe in the value of taking classes! I just didn't realize the value of them as each new interest came on the scene. So always seek a class on your passion of the moment if you can. I just believe you can feel the love and care in anything that is crafted by hand. Don't you?