Everett Star SAL - Week 8

Everett Star SAL - Week 8

Welcome to Week 8 of the Everett Star SAL!


Week 8: Post a photo of your finished HSTs! Be sure to use the #everettstarsal hashtag and tag @thencamejune to be entered into this week's giveaway.
You must post by Thursday March 7th at 11:59pm PST to be entered into the Week 8 giveaway. Each week starts fresh on Friday's and the previous week's post won't count for the next week's prize.
The weekly prizes will be the same throughout the SAL. One person will win the opportunity to get a 10 piece FQ bundle from me and a TCJ Bandana! You will be contacted when you win and then you get to let me know the color palette you are interested in - all blues, neutrals, rainbow, etc. And I will take your idea and build you a bundle! You get to also tell me if you want all solids, all prints or a mix. I can't wait to specially curate a new bundle each week! And yes, this is open to international participants.
As promised, I am including the Week 5 and Week 6 winner bundles this week. They both turned out so fun!


It is Half Square Triangle Week! We should have all of our Everett Star Blocks done but not sewn fully together yet (we do this all next week). Now it is time to make our HSTs for the HST Borders.
The pattern states that the HST Border is made from Color Set 3 and Color Set 4. For the Throw, you can make the HSTs with either (1) 1/2 yard for each set or (3) FQs for each set or a combination of both. Regardless of which materials you are using for the HSTs, you will need the same amount of cut squares.
For our quilt, we are using (2) 1/2 yard cuts - a gingham and a blue floral. 
From these two 1/2 yards, we will be cutting (10) squares each and making HSTs 8-at-a-time. We decided to mark the back of the floral blue fabric with our sewing lines.

We then pin the fabrics RST and sew on either side of the drawn line. This is a great week for chain piecing.

Once our seams are sewn, we then remove the pins, cut on the drawn lines and cut each of the now 4 triangles one more time to create 8 HSTs from each set. We will end up with 80 HSTs but will only need 76.

We press all these seams open and trim to the size stated in the pattern.

I wanted to note that if you are using directional fabrics in these HSTs, the directionality will show 2 different orientations in a set of 8. For ours, you can see there are 4 floral prints going one way and 4 going the opposite way.

Next week, we will be laying out our Everett Star Blocks and sewing together our grid of 9. Then, I will show you how I will lay out these HSTs before sewing them into the borders. It is a fun last chance way to change the look of the quilt top. Finally, we will attach the borders and complete our Everett Star Quilt top! See you next week!


Congrats to Sandra of @karolusmikhael, you are the Week 5 Winner! Please email us at hello@thencamejune.com and we will start curating a 10 piece custom FQ bundle just for you and a TCJ Bandana! 

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