Introducing our new Setting Suns Block of the Month series
Are you sewing along with our new Setting Suns quilt block series by Wendy Chow of The Weekend Quilter? Check this page out to get the low-down, and to see all the blocks so far
Starting from issue 105, every issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine will feature a new quilt block from the Setting Suns Block of the Month series by Wendy Chow of The Weekend Quilter. Each month we’ll show off a cute new Sawtooth Star design for you to sink your teeth into, so you can make a beautiful starry quilt, block by block. Inspired by sunsets and how they can vary in different locations and at different times of day, the six-part series demonstrates the versatility and variations of the traditional Sawtooth Star block as well as exploring the possibilities of sashing and cornerstones. Plus, it's the perfect project for new quilters who are just starting out or looking to build their quilting skills, as they can take on this impressive and beginner-friendly project bit-by-bit, in their own time!
We started things off in issue 105 with our first block, Block A, featuring super simple traditional piecing and familiar favourites Half-square and Corner-square Triangles to create the first stunning Sawtooth Star in the series.
This post is especially for you quilters sewing along at home. Continue reading to see how much fabric you’ll need for the quilt, see the finished quilt diagram and find the fabric collections Wendy used for her version. Special thanks to our friends at Ruby Star Society for supplying the fabrics for this series!
So, what’s the story?
The finished quilt will feature six variations of the Sawtooth Star block, presenting you with a beautiful, multicoloured sky full of stars when you're done! Each of the blocks uses a combination of the same five colours, so you can mix and match your fabrics if you want to put your own unique twist on the design. Alternatively, you can use the same fabrics as Wendy, all of which are from the Hole Punch Dot collection by Kimberly Kight and the Starry collection by Alexia Marcelle Abegg, both for Ruby Star Society!
In the last issue of the BOM series (issue 110), Wendy will walk you through all you need to know to sew your blocks together and complete the quilt.
If you’d like to sew along with us for this series, show us how you’re getting on – we would love to see! Share your progress pics and finished blocks as you go, using the hashtag #SettingSunsBOM and tag us @lovequiltingmag.
What does the finished quilt look like?
Below you will find the finished Layout Diagram – you can follow Wendy’s layout or mix and match your 12in blocks as you please. The finished quilt measures 72in square. You can always sew one block and turn it into a cushion or tote bag… or make more blocks to piece into a larger quilt! The simple block layout makes it easy for you to go with the flow and size up or down, depending on your preference.
You will need
To make the entire quilt:
- Fabric A (navy): 4¾yds
- Fabric B (light pink): 1¾yds
- Fabric C (honey): ½yd
- Fabric D (dark pink): 1yd
- Fabric E (turquoise): ¾yd
- Binding fabric: ⅝yd
- Backing fabric: 4½yds
- Batting: 80in square
Catch up on the series so far...
Missed a month and want to catch up? Each month we’ll update this post to include the latest blocks so you can use it as a design library. Find all the blocks and get the instructions for the months you’ve missed in our past issues (which you can buy digitally or from our online store!).
Block A – issue 105
Block B – issue 106
Block C – issue 107
Block D – issue 108
Block E – issue 109
Block F – issue 110
And, finally, the finished quilt!
Keen crafter and editing aficionado Sophia loves to keep tabs on the latest trends in modern quilting and work with leading quilt designers worldwide to produce top quality content for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Sophia feels at home in the crafting community, having successfully run an indie biz on Instagram (@sewphiacano) selling hand-embroidered hoops, t-shirts and tote bags alongside studying for her degree from UCL in History of Art & Philosophy and running her university magazine as editor-in-chief. When she’s not busy editing, she’s probably embroidering at home, snuggled up in a jumper knitted by her abuela, or a blanket crocheted by her mum (evidence of her lineage from a long line of amazing crafty women).