Thursday, November 7, 2019

Seeing Stars Sew Along Step 3



Step 3

6’’ hourglass block

Block as it appears in the quilt.

Cutting:
Background fabric- cut one square 7 1/2'’’ x 7 1/2’’*

Other fabric- cut one square 7 1/2’’ x 7 1/2’’*

* this will result in blocks that are almost exact size. If you prefer to oversize and trim, cut squares 8'' x 8''

Cut the center line after sewing.

Repeat with HST units.
Sewing:
Layer the squares right sides together and mark on the diagonal.
Sew ¼’’ away from the marked line on both sides. Cut on the marked line.
Press the seams away from the background fabric.
Layer these two units, right sides together. Background fabric should be facing other fabric, with the seams nested.
Repeat marking the line in the opposite diagonal direction.
Sew ¼’’ away from the marked line on both sides. Cut on the marked line.
Pinwheel press the seams. This method results in 2 blocks.
Trim blocks to 6 ½’’ x 6 ½’’.

Make 1 block for each panel.

Options:
Use any method you prefer for making hour glass blocks.

Or choose any 6’’ block you like to make.

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 
Go here for a printable version of Step 2 
Go here for a printable version of Step 3

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

2 comments:

  1. Hi Diane, the directions say to make one block for each panel, but you didn't include this block in each panel in the example above. Should we make 2 or 3 fewer blocks, because there are other fillers that will be used?
    Pat

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