Quilt Along Dropout – Sawtooth Star

Way back on October 2nd, the first video lesson for Angela Walters’ quilt along was released.  I had good intentions to participate as it was going to teach dot-to-dot quilting on a baby-sized quilt.  I ordered the kit from her/her shop along with Glide thread.  Glide – even the name sounds fun as it slides over the quilt top without any issue.  And such pretty colors!

Dot-to-dot Kit

But then I received the kit and really didn’t like the fabrics or how we were going to quilt it.

Prep For the QAL

There was some homework to complete before the quilting began.  Specific instructions on how chevron piece had to be surrounded by the gray fabric was shared.  The backing fabric also had to be cut apart and seamed in the center.  Once that was all complete, quite a bit of marking had to be done.  I just wasn’t feeling all the marking, and so I became a full fledged dropout.  So now, what to do with the kit?!

Sawtooth Star quilt

Photo credit to Eva L. Fuller from Facebook

Sawtooth Star Inspiration

While still following along with the QAL, Facebook member Eva L. Fuller shared her finished project.  Ah-ha!  The sawtooth star – one of my very favorite blocks since the Evening Star finish.  The chevron pattern will replace the nine-patch blocks, and will probably go together really quickly.  Now it’s just a matter of how many blocks the fabric will make.  Some simple division with my bestie’s help and we’ll have a new quilt going.

It evens makes the same secondary patterns of the diamond  and square.  I am happy to have a use for this fabric!


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11 Responses

  1. Dawn Tornes says:

    Nice use of the fabric! Love the colors of the glide thread.

  2. dezertsuz says:

    I love seeing what you are doing with the kit. I think I would have dropped out, too, but on the other hand, you got that wonderful glide thread.

  3. Looking forward to your quilt top. I like the fabric! I watched the Angela Walters videos but didn’t quilt along.

  4. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, What a bummer that the original just did not work, but we have all that happen…well at least for me. So thrilled that you discovered an alternate piecing block that you enjoy. I look forward to seeing this quilt all finished. Your quilting is spectacular from what I am able to see. Thank you for sharing and have a spectacular day!

  5. Frédérique says:

    Beautiful hidden pattern 😉

  6. chrisknits says:

    I’m not the only one who is singing Beauty School Dropout then? LOL

  7. Shannon Fleming says:

    Isn’t it fun to solve a puzzle like this one? And to come up with such a great solution is icing on the cake!

  8. Vicki in MN says:

    Whew, I am glad you could make something you like out of it!!

  9. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    I love saw-tooth stars! I second your decision! LOL

  10. I think you came up with a great alternative! Did you like the Glide thread? Okay, your title brought the beauty school dropout song from Grease into my head. Hahahaha. Thanks for that!

  11. I do like the design — can’t go wrong with stars! Happy Friday!

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