I like fabric manipulations and fabric texture.
I have made a 25 textures quilt sampler and a 4-patch textured quilt with 15 more textures or fabric manipulations. And today I have yet another fabric manipulation to show you. It is made with prairie points which have been modified to reduce bulk.
There are many folded stars out there and different ways to make them. This one is just one of them.
Folded stars are a bit time consuming and this particular one requires hand sewing. But they look beautiful.
There are 4 rows of prairie points.
For each prairie point cut one rectangle 1 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in.
- Row 1: 4 ochre prairie points
- Row 2: 8 violet prairie points
- Row 3: 8 ochre prairie points
- Row 5: 16 violet prairie points
- One 10 in square piece of muslin or calico.
- Two 10 1/2 in square for the back and front.
- Extra fabric for the binding.
- One 11 in square of batting.
Modified prairie point
Take one rectangle and fold 1/4 inches in and press.
Then fold in half as per picture and press with your finger.
Take one side of the rectangle and fold it in as per picture.
Do the same with the other side.
Now you have a prairie point ready to pin.
Take the muslin or calico and find the center by folding it as per picture below. Press to mark the lines well.
Start pinning in the centre of the muslin piece.
You will need 4 pieces for this row.
Make sure all lines align.
Now stitch all points in the middle to the calico.
And then stitch along the bottom as per picture.
The first row has been completed.
For the second row you will need 8 pieces.
Use a ruler to establish the placement 1/2 in below the first piece as per picture.
Continue doing first opposite pieces.
Finish with the last 4 prairie points on the corners.
Stitch all the pointy ends and the the larger sides as per picture.
For next row you will need 8 prairie points again.
Proceed as per the previous row. Place at 1/2 in from the previous row, pin and stitch.
The next row and last requires 16 prairie points.
Place them as the previous row and then add 8 more prairie points overlapping as per picture.
Stitch pointy ends and larger edge to the calico.
Your folded star is done.
Now take the 10 1/2 in square and make a circle smaller than the filed star.
Draw your circle.
Place piece over the folded star.
Now fold the fabric about 1/8 in all around the circle and pin.
Top stitch as close to the edge as possible.
Cut the muslin to reduce bulk.
Now make a quilt sandwich placing the backing wrong side up, the batting and the folded star on top.
Quilt in circles using the foot’s edge of your machine as a guide.
Now trim off excess batting.
Ready to add binding.