Friday, September 7, 2012

Star Sampler Quilt Along - Block 6

The sixth block in our quilt a long is called the Variable Star.  It’s a fun one!

Star Sampler Quilt A Long

Cutting and Fabric

Variable Star fabric requirements

Fabric 1 – Background – (4) 3 in. squares and (4) 3 3/4 in. squares and (4) 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. rectangles.

Fabric 2 – Zig Zag – (4) 3 in. squares

Fabric 3 – Beach Cruiser print – (4) 3 3/4 in. squares and (1) 2 1/2 in. square

Step 1

variable star step 1

Draw a diagonal line across your 3 3/4 in. background squares.

Step 2

Variable Star step 2

Lay those background squares RST with fabric 2 squares.  Sew 1/4 in. along the right side of your line.  Then turn and sew another 1/4 in. seam along the other side.

Step 3

Variable Star step 3

Cut your square diagonally, right along the drawn line.

Step 4

Variable Star step 4

Cut in half again to form two more triangle units.

Step 5

Variable Star step 5

Press open with seam towards your print fabric. You should now have 16 triangle units.  Lay the triangle units out like the above picture, eight in each stack.

Step 6

Variable Star step 6

With RST match up center seam of the triangle units and pin.

Variable Star step 6 sewing

Sew the two triangle units together.

Variable Star step 6 squaring up

Press open and trim to 3 inches. Repeat to make the other seven squares.

Step 7

Variable Star step 7

Lay out your blocks in the Variable Star arrangement.

Variable Star step 7 four patches

Sew the corner squares into  four patch blocks. Then, sew remaining pieces together row by row, just like a 9 patch.  And, you are finished with block six!  Yeah we are halfway there!


1 comment:

  1. So fun! I did a post about your Star Sampler Quilt today. You're so talented!