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Attaching The Star Row to Your La Passacaglia Quilt

Let me say that this is the way I have found to be the easiest way to attach the star row to the La Passacaglia Quilt. I can also tell you I'm not big on changing my thread. I've finished one La Pass and I'm halfway though the second. I think I have tried every which way to get those darn stars on. They are so small and hard to work with. At times they don’t seems to line up so consequently I have used every trick in the book. I'll quickly explain what works for me and then explain what didn't.
  1.  Start with the small rosette/pentagons all stitched together. Then attach a complete row of star points. Tip-when sewing just remember that the big part of the star triangle is attached to the big part of the pentagon, not in the dip. So big/big.
[caption id="attachment_7495" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Attaching Points to a Small Star Row Rosette La Passacaglia Quilt Attaching Star Row Points for La Passacaglia[/caption]
2. Next attach the alternating diamond/small pentagon row. Again stitching right around. [caption id="attachment_7496" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Diamond and Small Pentagon Row for La Passacaglia Quilt Alternating Diamond and Small Pentagon Row for La Passacaglia Quilt[/caption]
3) Next, attach the remaining star points going right around. I particularly like this method because I can sew with fewer thread changes (which I hate). The pieces seem to fit better when attached individually. Not all rosettes have complete star rings but it works just the same no matter how many stars you attach. I have done the- make the complete star row and then attached it to the smaller rosette but that didn't always fit right.
[mc4wp_form id="11775"] Some people have tried this way below, which I think is so clever but too many thread changes for me. [caption id="attachment_7497" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Alternate Way to Attach Star Row for English Paper Piecing La Passacaglia Quilt Alternate Way To Attach Star Row for La Passacaglia Quilt[/caption]
Marlene Hill (below) has an interesting way of attaching but leaving the 5th star point out and then making it easier to attach the next row in the large rosette. Thanks for sharing. [caption id="attachment_7498" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Alternate Way to Attach Fifth Star Point Marlene Hill Attaching the Fifth Star Point for La Passacaglia Quilt[/caption]
I hope this helps.
Let me know what you think and what you've found works best for you I'd love to add it here. Thanks for stopping by.