LaMoyne Star – a different way

I did not invent this technique, but ran across it during one of my routine internet searches looking for different ways to make traditional blocks.  There is a tutorial on a website titled for how to make a LaMoyne Star without Y-seams.  You can visit that site to see where she found this block technique.

I decided to give it a try and was very happy with the result:

Paisley Quilt step 11

So happy in fact, that I decided to make a small quilt top incorporating a secondary block that resulted from the special cutting technique used; putting my spin on it of course.

Paisley Quilt Done

I purchased the fabric in this top about 2 or 3 years ago when I went on a Bus Shop Hop sponsored by a quilt shop. I love the paisley print using gray, red, and black so I purchased complimentary fabric from the same line knowing some day I would use it :).  I will probably add one more border (maybe two), but for now I’m just letting it sit on my design wall while I think about it.

I’ve written a tutorial on how to make this quilt top and will post it on my tutorial page shortly.  In its current state, the top finished at 42 1/2″ x 42 1/2″, a great size for a baby quilt. Each block finished at 12 3/4″ x 12 3/4″, so using big blocks like this makes the quilt come together pretty quickly.


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