Week 2 of the Journey to Nebula Quilt Along. This week we are to sew our Seaside diamonds that we cut out last week. If you missed last week post of how I cut the diamond shapes out with my Studio 180 Design Star 60 tool, you can check out that post right here.
Trimming the Tips:
Before we begin I want to show you how to trim the tips of the diamonds using your Star 60 tool.
Start by laying out our diamonds into rows. Arranging the diamonds in the order of which I want the colors to be placed with the background colors in between.
After they were all laid out I started to sew the diamonds together. I choose to sew my rows one at a time, by pairing two diamonds together at a time. Start by flipping one of the diamond on top of the other with right sides together. Slide the tips of the diamonds roughly a 1/4" inch up so you can see the bottom diamond tips. If you choose to remove your tips of your diamonds the alignment is a lot easier and you just align the edges right side together and start stitching.
Once the pieces are sewn, I then press the seams open with my iron. I like to use the hot steam to press those seams open.