The second star in our quilt-a-long is my favorite star block. There are lots of variations and names, but the name I like is ‘Party Hats’.
Cutting and Fabric
Fabric 1 – Background (4) 4 1/2 in. squares and (1) 5 1/4 in. square cut twice diagonally.
Fabric 2 - Yellow (2) 4 7/8 in. squares cut once diagonally.
Fabric 3 – Blue (1) 4 1/2 in. square and (1) 5 1/4 in. square cut twice diagonally.
(Please ignore the triangle fabrics already sewn together. I forgot to take the first picture.)
Sew small background triangle and small blue triangle together. Press open and trim.
Sew larger yellow triangle onto first set of triangles to form a square. Press open. Trim.
When sewing your blocks together ALWAYS be sure to press and trim to the correct size. (This block is 4 1/2 in.) That way your seams will match and your finished block will come out square.
Now, lay your block pieces out. Sew together in rows then sew rows into the finished block (making sure to pin the corners).
Your now finished with block 2!