I hope you’re enjoying the Block of the Month series here on the Polka Dot Chair! This month I have a tutorial for you to make a Sawtooth Star Block. This is block #3 of 12. It’s also designed to be a skill builder block, teaching you more ways to use the Half Square Triangles that we learned to make last month! If you’re playing along be sure to share your finished blocks on social media with the hashtag #PolkaDotChairBlocks (if you have a private IG account, hashtags won’t work for you, so share it to my Facebook instead) , I’m on Instagram as @Polkadotchair or you can also share it right to myFacebook Page (you can post a photo over there)
If you missed it be sure to check out this post offering tips and trick to picking out fabric for a quilt. You can find an index to all the posts in this quilt block series to date by clicking here.
UPDATE: You can now purchase a PDF with ALL of the block instructions for each month in one place!! Click here to PURCHASE
Holy cow, how can it be the last day of November… didn’t the kids JUST start school? It seems like the Fall has just flown by and now I’m getting out my Christmas tree. Last weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving with our family and were lucky enough to have my oldest daughter home from college. I think that we “forgot” how to manage ourselves with 3 kids again because we couldn’t find a way to get to anything on time the entire week. There was also the daily “who has to sit in the middle seat in the car” fight…. oh the joys of family togetherness :)
The November block in our series is posting on the last day this month because of, well…. Thanksgiving. It being so late in the month this year has my blog schedule all amiss. But I digress.. are you ready to quilt?
As a reminder this block of the month series is meant to help you learn to quilt one month at a time. I don’t want it to feel overwhelming at all, and hope that it makes you WANT to create a quilt. Each month we add a new block and a few more skills. If you’re an experienced quilter then it’s meant to give you a fun and simple quilt project to do each month.
This months block is a Star block, or more precisely a Sawtooth Star block. I have it stitched up in 2 different combinations to show you today.
I could not resist this jolly Santa Claus print at JoAnns last week, and decided to make him the center of this months block. If you’ve been following along then you know that I’m working on 4 variations of the block each month. I’ll share the other two variations with you in December because honestly they are not even cut out yet, because, of well, Thanksgiving.
This block features a large center block that is perfect for fussy cutting. “Fussy Cutting” means to cutting out a specific motif or section of the fabric, it’s a great technique to use with novelty fabrics.
Ready to make one?