June 2021 - Sawtooth Star
Each month of this year I will be introducing a new block as well as the history behind the block. You may take this as an opportunity to build your own skills. Additionally, I encourage you to post your block creations either on our ACQ Community Facebook page or on Instagram using #ACQPresidentBlock2021. Each block you post will be entered into a monthly drawing for a fat quarter bundle. If you aren’t on social media – no problem, just send me an email with your photo (email@example.com). We will draw the winner at the next guild meeting, and you don’t need to be present to win (although we hope you will because we have a great line-up this year!). The winner of May’s block will be announced at the June meeting, and the June block at the July meeting.
We have the opportunity to provide quilts for women veterans who are getting back on their feet, and I would like to provide this month’s block as a challenge to start thinking about helping out in this manner. As such, this month we are seeing stars – Sawtooth Stars to be exact.
The Sawtooth Star block has had many different names throughout history. Before quilt patterns were commonly published, women created patterns on their own or borrowed them from friends. This block became standardly known as the Sawtooth Star in 1884 when a pattern was published by Farm & Fireside magazine.
A link to a 12 inch version of the block may be found here: https://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/how-to-make-a-perfect-sawtooth-star-quilt-block/
Don’t love flying geese? Try the no-point star found here:
Many members have wondered what to do with their challenge blocks once finished. This month I am giving you the option to make your blocks in reds, whites and blues, and donate them to the guild to help create quilts for these worthy veterans!
DELIGHT IN THE PROCESS