Thursday, September 5, 2019

Seeing Stars Sew Along Step 1




Step 1

6’’ square on point block

Block as it appears in the quilt.

Cutting:
Background fabric- cut 2 squares 4'' x 4'', then cut each square on the diagonal once
Center fabric- cut one square 4 3/4'' x 4 3/4''

Block with seam allowances shown.

Sewing:
Finger press the triangles in half to find the center of the long side.
Finger press the square in half both direction to find the center of the sides.
Match the folds before sewing to center the triangle on the square.


Sew a background triangle to opposite sides of the center square.
Press seams toward the triangles.



Sew a background triangle to the remaining sides of the center square.
Press seams toward the triangles.



Trim to 6 ½ ’’ x 6 ½ ’’ as needed.
The square corners should be 1/4'' away from the edge of the block as shown.



Make 1 block for each panel.

Options:
Use focus fabric for center square.
Swap center square and background fabrics.
Use a four patch or nine patch for the center square.
Add a small applique to the center square.

Additional Cutting: If using a focus fabric, cut 3 ½ ’’ x 12 ½ ’’ filler strips (I used my background fabric for these filler strips) and cut 6 ½ ’’ x 6 ½ ’’ squares (perfect for fussy cutting) for 12’’ star centers and set aside for future steps. Cut one of each per panel needed.


Please post a photo of your blocks to the group Facebook page (link) and tag it with #seeingstarssewalong and #butterflythreadsquilting

or send a photo to me at
Butterflythreadsquilting (at) gmail.com and I will post it for you!

Go here for a printable version of Sew Along Intro Information
Go here for a printable version of Step 1 


Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

2 comments:

  1. I think this quilt along program is very ingenious. I am starting two versions. Thanks!

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