Sewing the Five Star Centers for Your English Paper Piecing La Passacaglia Quilt

Sewing the five star centers can be daunting if it's your first time. Personally, it took me a fair bit of time, but I finally got the hang of it. When using the Flat Back Stitch, connecting your five star rosette centers can become a little easier. In the video below, I'll go through an (almost) step by step tutorial showing how to sew the five star centers. A few tips and tricks are included as well!

The written content below provides additional detail on the process focussing on several close-up images.

This is what you need to do:

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When folding the 5 diamond shapes you have to fold them all the same way that way the little tails slide together at the center point. First line up the 5 shapes going the same way.
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[mc4wp_form id="11775"] Next flip them over keeping them in the same direction and glue baste one side. After this, glue base the other side. Now they are all folded the same way.
[caption id="attachment_7500" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Sewing the Star Row Tails for the English Paper Piecing La Passacaglia Quilt Sewing The Star Row Tails for La Passacaglia Quilt[/caption] The tails of the diamonds interlock with each other. When sewing the diamonds together you have to fold down the tail to get to the point. See below. [caption id="attachment_7499" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Interlocking Diamond Tails for La Passacaglia Quilt Tails of the Diamonds Interlocking with Each other La Passacaglia[/caption]
Makes for much easier sewing and the tails don't get in the way and slide together.