I have never written a blog post so that it was posted for all to see. I am part of several groups here on QWU and comment often on them, but this is a first for this kind of post. I do it now because I read these blogs all the time and I know the talent that is out there.
The quilt I am doing for a grandson has a star--one that he picked from a book. I am showing a picture of it. I have done this star once before as a class with Eleanor Burns in a quilt in a day class in Paducah. That was a few years ago and I only did one. You can do anything once. My problem is this star has 8 y seams for each block and I need to do about 12 blocks, 12inch finished. OH MY GOODNESS!! I am not talking him out of this star....tried that. He wants this star. And he shall have it (just maybe not in my lifetime if I can't figure this out.) So where you all come in is......does anyone know a construction method for this star that does not use y seams? I am a pattern/instruction/rule follower so I can't just say I will figure it out on my own. I don't have that kind of brain. I need instructions. I have searched the internet and can't find anything. I think the secret is in the light blue triangles and the cornerblocks....they need to be cut in half (??maybe?) but I don't have the first idea how big I would need to make them so I could cut them and sew them together and have them fit in those spaces. I have found several sites that show me "easy" ways to do the y seams but that's not working out so good. They are still y seams. In the picture, I have completed 4 of the seams using the "easy" methods" I found on line. I really don't want to do this whole quilt doing these "easy" seams. You know what I mean??