Sunday, 19 September 2010

Patchwork Star

I made my patchwork star from a sample book of Sanderson prints. I had seen the stars in magazines and thought it would be fascinating to make one. Then I saw it in an old book I found in the charity shop, so I had to have a go.
It took 60 triangles, sewed with a card backing. Three triangles were joined to make a pyramid, which therefore made 20 pyramids.
It was tricky, so tricky I put it away for a while. Eventually I finished it. It is hard to explain, but you can see in the photograph that 5 pyramids join in a star shape, therefore you use all your 20 making these star shapes and then join it all together. I found it difficult getting inside the shapes to join the seams.
I was thrilled to finish it and I loved the finished result.
One day I will try a different sized star.
It was like a puzzle joining it together to make the whole star. I