Welcome to Janet Clare’s block in the Blockhead’s series.
Janet’s block is titled Hampshire Star and the pattern can be found on Janet’s blog.
Janet’s line, Geometry is what inspired my fabric selection for my blockhead’s blocks. I love the combination of greens and blues together. You will see her fabric used throughout the year and additional fabrics from my stash added.
There is quite a bit of piecing this week but just consider it therapy for those of us quarantined.
I wanted to share my tricks on making my block happen.
I constructed this block in quarters.
There are 4 identical quadrants to this block so this helped with the layout
or making sure I placed the triangles in the correct position, and not drive myself crazy.
I placed the pieces right on top of each other and chain pieced them, pressed each section with a wooden presser and continued to complete each of the 4 units. With so many small seams, I decided to press my seams open as I went.
Laying out the 4 units and rotating them to make sure they were going in
the correct position before sewing my final 2 seams.
Using triangle papers for this block was a lifesaver.
Lisa Bongean has created a video on how she uses the papers. Click here to view.
Have you tried the triangle papers yet?
Please stay safe during this trying time and thank you so very much for following along.
Visit each of the designers listed below for their take on the Hampshire Star block:
- Janet Clare
- Jen Kingwell
- Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.
- Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
- Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
- Betsy Chutchian
- Jan Patek
- Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
- Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
- Lissa Alexander
- Laurie Simpson
- Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
- Stacy Iest Hsu
- Robin Pickens
Be sure to check out the Block Heads Facebook Group and look for Block Heads 3 on Instagram – #modablockheads and #modablockheads3.