Seeing Stars!

By Judith
 on July 17, 2013

Sewing stars has to be one of the most satisfying things to make!

There are a wide range of star styles available, from quick and easy, to the more technical paper pieced ones.

A particular favourite star of mine is the wonky star!

Bee Blessed Wonky Star Quilts
Bee Blessed Wonky Star Quilts

What I love about this star is that every one you make is unique, because of the organic/imprecise way that the star is put together.

With this is mind, it is a great project to teach folks who haven't attempted stars before, and want a gentle introduction to sewing triangles and working with bias edges.

The project I'll be teaching in August is a Wonky Star cushion (18"), combining the wonky star block into a cushion.

Wonky Star Cushion Class samples

The cushion has a discreetly hidden zipper (another great wee technique to learn) and I've designed the cushion so that you get a positive/negative effect from your 2 chosen fabrics.

Wonky Star Cushion Class Sample

Smaller projects like cushions are also a great way to try out different quilting techniques!  You can even quilt the front and back differently, getting 2 cushions in one!

Wonky Star Cushion Class Sample

There are still a few places available on the Wonky Star cushion class.  If you fancy having a go at this really fun project, drop me an email to

Alternatively, you can buy the pattern here and have a go yourself!

Wonky Star Cushion Class (4 weeks): Monday evenings starting 5th August.

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