Those of you who subscribe to the monthly Maxie Makes boxes (Maxie Makes website) will be familiar with the Sawtooth Stars like the ones in this quilt:
These 4″ finished stars are made easily by starting with my quick and accurate method for making a square in a square block. In Blueberries and Cheddar I switched it up a bit by swapping the various parts of the stars around so that I have all light backgrounds and different colored centers than the star points.
By the way – the Goose is Loose border is also in the “wait…what?” book. Clear instructions and multiple sizes are offered.
When making these stars using my square in a square method, you end up with mirror image units which I used to make this little quilt:
I set the mirror image stars in a circle of nine setting plus one in each corner. I don’t know why they call it a Circle of Nine – it’s really a circle of eight with one in the middle.
By adding another border or two this could be used as the backing for Blueberries and Cheddar. Or they could be made into pot holders, a table runner, pillows, the decorative cuff on a pillow case, any number of things. The bottom line is this: the square in a square technique used to make the stars is so fast and accurate that having the mirror image stars is a small price to pay for your time.
Just one more picture. I want you to see that even little tiny stars are extremely fast and accurate using the instructions in the “wait…what?” book.