Thursday, October 3, 2019

Seeing Stars Sew Along Step 2

Step 2

6’’ nine patch variation block

Block as it appears in the quilt.

Background fabric- cut 8 squares 2 ½’’’ x 2 ½’’

Other fabric – cut 5 squares 2 ½’’ x 2 ½’’

Diagonal sewing line.                              Finished HST.

Layer 4 background squares, right sides together with the other fabric squares.
Sew a diagonal line from corner to corner. Trim away the excess leaving a ¼’’ seam allowance.
Press seams away from the background fabric.
Arrange the HST and squares as shown. Sew the squares into 3 rows of 3 blocks.
Press the seams away from the HST units.
Sew the rows together. Press the seams toward the center row.
Trim the block to 6 ½’’ x  ½’’ as needed.

Make 1 block for each panel.

Nine Patch without triangles.

Skip making the HST units and simply sew 2 ½’’ squares together to make a nine patch.
Reverse the placement of the background fabric with the other fabric.

Make the nine patch completely scrappy!

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) 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 
Go here for a printable version of Step 2

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. Thank you for sharing this tutorial. This will be a wonderful project. Happy Stitching!

  2. This looks like a gorgeous and fun project and I really am hoping to join in use some scraps!! Thank you so much :-)


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