Winter Solstice Sew Along: Week #4

Welcome back to the Winter Solstice Sew Along!


This week we are sewing our final set of two blocks, Norwegian Star and Orion’s Cluster.  Norwegian Star is an updated version of a classic star block, and would make a fabulous stand alone quilt…maybe scrappy summer patchwork, or assorted reds and creams for Valentine’s Day? 

Orion’s Cluster is the first block I designed for this sew along and I love how the generous overlapping stitch and flips make for crisp star points without extra seams.  I think it adds an extra bit of twinkle to the overall design.


Like last week, I encourage you to check the scraps of your background and ivory before cutting this week’s blocks.  You might be able to cut less strips and have fewer scraps left over at the end.  
At the end of this week, you should have a total of (16) 8″ blocks.  In our next post, we will be revealing the final setting – our favorite part! 

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BLOCK #7: NORWEGIAN STAR

You will be making (2) of each block throughout the Sew Along. Cutting instructions account for both blocks each time.

Each block will be 8″ x 8″ finished/ 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ unfinished.

BLOCK #8: ORION’S CLUSTER

… love the 4 little twinkling stars together.

And all your blocks so far…


 

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Charlotte | 1st Jan 21

    Where do I find Week 1 and 2 of Winter Solstice Sew Along? Thank you

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 1st Jan 21

      Just scroll back through the blog to find all the posts and info. Happy New Year

  2. Nan | 2nd Jan 21

    Happy New Year, I’m new to the internet world of fabric shopping and Blogs, under your sale goodies post, there are 2 little zip bags one marked pennies and the other marked odds and ends, I love that fabric but having troubles locating it with your fabric. Is it in the Chantilly group? Could you please let me know, thank you.
    Nan

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 2nd Jan 21

      I don’t think those baggies are available anymore but the collection was Chantilly.

  3. Annette | 2nd Jan 21

    I’m so excited to find this quilt along! I met you Joanna at Fabric Expressions-here in Littleton, CO-a few years ago. It was a pleasure to hear about you, your fabrics, and patterns.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 2nd Jan 21

      Thanks so much for joining us!

  4. Adair Bowen | 2nd Jan 21

    What blue chambray are you using in the Winter Solstice? Is it Moda Chambray Indigo.???
    Thanks.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 3rd Jan 21

      MODA Chambray “ROYAL”

  5. Jan | 3rd Jan 21

    Hi everyone, I am late starting this beautiful quilt. I don’t see Blocks 4, 5 and 6. Where and how am I missing these blcoks.
    Thank you for your help

  6. Cindy | 12th Jan 21

    When will the finishing blog post be available?

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