I sat down one day to draw up a simple sawtooth block. Thirty-five variations later, I got up. Really, it’s all the same 8-inch block, but it is what’s inside that 4-inch square in the middle that makes it fun. As Queen Bee of the mighty Gridsters this month, I am looking for some Sawtooth blocks from my bee-mates. I’m calling it:
And like any beauty pageant there’s always a first phase; after looking at all of the first thirty-five, I’ve winnowed it down to these 25 semi-finalists.
I’ve left more explicit directions on our Bee Spreadsheet, but have fun choosing your favorite block to draw. Indicate which one it is on our sheet, and I’ll send you some templates. Remember, I only want ONE from you, so choose your favorite. And the reason why?
Not only do I have a specific layout, involving just twelve blocks, it’s also because I want a different signature block: a Tiny Envelope block (also found here). More instructions and information are given on the spreadsheet, but here’s the download for the instructions for the 6-inch envelope block:
Gridsters: Remember to make it in the same color as your Sawtooth Center, but to use PRINTS that match your solid, with the exception of the white center. Cut that from the fabrics that are coming your way for your Sawtooth Stars.
Everyone else: Feel free to use or borrow these sawtooth ideas. Pattern coming soon for all of them.
4 thoughts on “Sawtooth Mania • Queen Bee February 2020”
This looks very fun to make those choices and see a difference. It reminds me of the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. Jagged peaks. Hope you get to visit them sometime.
Sawtooth Star remains one of my favorite blocks! I once did a large charity donation quilt based on sawtooth star, with as many variations as I could come up with at the time…
I’m fascinated with what you are planning! And just a little bit envious not to be a part of it! Every one of the blocks you came up with are great! And I can just tell that this is going to be a very special quilt.
Well! That IS quite a variety. What fun!