Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

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The Summer Solstice pattern is 60"x60" which teaches a strip piecing technique that expands on the traditional foundation paper piecing approach to complete lone star units. Strips are sewn onto foundation paper to complete what is called a ‘Strip Set’. After the strip sets are completed, they are cut apart, rearranged, and re-sewn into a diamond star point. 

The Summer Solstice star was designed using 3” strips for the strip piecing. It incorporates a paper pieced New York Beauty (NYB) block and the general assembly process was designed with no Y-Seams. It uses yardage very efficiently at just over 7 yards of fabric for the top.

The Summer Solstice is an example of Solstice Mixer. The center diamonds have 6 options, the 10" blocks another 6 options, completed by striped pieced border. To design your own custom solstice pattern, contact papers.thread@gmail.com for more information

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