Thursday, February 6, 2020

Seeing Stars Sew Along Step 6



Step 6

12'' star block

Block as it appears in the quilt.

Cutting:
Background fabric- cut 4 squares 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’ for the corners.
Background fabric- cut 4 rectangles 6 ½’’ x 3 ½’’ for the sides.
Star Points- cut 8 squares 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’
Center Square- cut 1 square 6 ½’’ x 6 ½’’ *

Center triangles- cut 4 squares 2 ½’’ x 2 ½’’

Make 1

Sewing:
Arrange the center triangles (squares) on each corner of the  6 ½’’ center square mark a diagonal line.
Sew on the diagonal line. Trim away the excess, leaving a ¼’’ seam allowance.
Press the seams toward the triangles.

Make 4

Layer a star point square on the end of each background rectangle and mark a diagonal line.
Sew on the diagonal line. Trim away the excess, leaving a ¼’’ seam allowance.
Press the seams toward the triangles. (These are the same units from step 5 flying geese)
Repeat with the remaining four squares on the opposite end of the rectangles.
(Or use your favorite method for making flying geese 6 ½’’ x 3 ½’’)
Make 4

Arrange the corner squares, flying geese and center square as shown in the diagram.
Sew the units into rows. Press the seams away from the flying geese units.
Sew the rows together and press the seams toward the center row.


Make 1 block for each panel.

Options:
*If using a focus fabric, use the squares cut in Step 1 for the center of the blocks.
Substitute any 6’’ block for the center of the star block.
Fussy cut a fabric to feature the design in the center of the star.
Crazy patch leftover bits for the center of the star.

Use background fabric for the center of the star or for the center triangles.

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
Go here for a printable version of Step 4
Go here for a printable version of Step 5
Go here for a printable version of Step 6

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

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