Bella Skill Builder…Block 8

Her we are… Block 8 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 8

This block will require a specialty ruler or you will have to create a template for yourself. Either will work just fine!

 Creative Grids Ruler - Starburst 30 degree Triangle

Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler

I chose to make a template. The pattern comes with one for you to trace… grab some thin template plastic and trace/cut it out. Ignore the lines I drew on mine… I was just using them as a guide.

I stacked up my fabric and then drew my template on the top layer. Then I used an acrylic ruler as a guide along the traced lines to cut with my rotary cutter… made it a little faster.

So here’s the thing with sewing pieces that all converge in the center….

It creates bulk!

….and a lot of bias edges that stretch a little on ya!

I try to be as careful as I can, go slow…pin a little, but I still get a little “teepee” effect in the center.

Smushing with the iron is an option, but not ideal.

 I fudged my seams a little to avoid too much puckering… lost a few points….but in the end its OK!

This one came out flatter… not perfect, but none are.

In the end, no one notices this stuff in your quilts.

This is definitely an area for me to keep on Skill Building.

Hope you guys are having fun! We are almost done, yay!


Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive


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  1. Thanks so much for your tutorial! The last 2 or 3 block files to download aren’t on the fat quarter shop’s website. Is there somewhere else I can get the PDF?

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