Moon Glow, Block 6, Sea of Fertility

Every block builds upon the other so the further along I get with these blocks the more complicated they are.

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 1  July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 1
July 26, 2014

The middle is an eight pointed star so Y-Seams are very important.  The dark blue center is small.  These pieces are about 1.5 inches and were a pain to the points to match.  I was really happy with the results.

Then to attach the lighter blue triangle was another set of Y-Seams.  Every time I have to do Y-Seams I take a look at Crafty’s 2013 BOM class.  I can’t remember which month it is but I’ve got it bookmarked to watch whenever I have to do them.

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 1 - close up  July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 1 – close up
July 26, 2014

Then step 2 had to do with getting the foundation pieces put together.  I had cut the fabric months ago while I was still in Fremont.  I want to say May as I was caught up for a bit right before then.  So getting the pieces stitched to the paper was pretty easy.

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 2 - Foundation Piecing - sew July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 2 – Foundation Piecing – sew
July 26, 2014

Then I pressed…

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 2 - Foundation Piecing - Press July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 2 – Foundation Piecing – Press
July 26, 2014

… and trimmed… I am getting better with Foundation piecing so that’s a good thing.

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 2 - Foundation Piecing - Trim July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 2 – Foundation Piecing – Trim
July 26, 2014

 

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 2 - Foundation Piecing  July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 2 – Foundation Piecing
July 26, 2014

 

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 2 - Foundation Piecing  July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
placing the finished foundation pieces with the star from step 1
July 26, 2014

I laid out all the foundation pieced items with the star to see how it looked.

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 2  July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
all foundation pieces placed with the star
July 26, 2014

then placed the olive green fabric between the foundation pieces

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 3 July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 3
July 26, 2014

I love how foundation piecing gives you great sharp points!

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 3 July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 3
July 26, 2014

Then we sewed them all together.  Where the olive green meets the darker blue is another Y-Seam.  The Y-Seams give me problems and you can see how the center puckers.

Moon Glow Block 6 - Sea of Fertility FINISHED July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6 – Sea of Fertility
FINISHED
July 26, 2014

 

Moon Glow Block 6 Step 4 - half together July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Step 4 – half together
July 26, 2014

Here’s a close up of the finished center and most of the points are pretty good.  I’ve got one spot really bad but the rest are pretty close.  You can see the puckers better.  I’m hoping they quilt out. 🙂  And if not, c’est la vie.  I’m happy with how much I’m learning.  I wish I took this BOM as part of a class though to be able to get more tips on how to get these Y-Seams done right.

Moon Glow Block 6 Finished - Close up of Center July 26, 2014

Moon Glow
Block 6
Finished – Close up of Center
July 26, 2014

Happy Quilting!

~Melanie

5 responses »

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  2. I am struggling so much with block number 6. I made it once and am not happy with how bulky it is, I am attempting a second go at it, if it isn’t better, it is what it is. This quilt has been a nightmare! Way more complicated than what I was ready for, but I will not back down!!

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