Monday, October 15, 2012

Star Sampler Quilt Along–Block 11

I know, I’m a few days late posting block 11We had family in town for four days and I think I have spent about five minutes in front of my computer.  So, here it is Squares and Stars (just a little late).

Star Sampler Quilt Along


Squares and Stars Fabric

Fabric 1 – Background – (4) 2 1/2 in. squares and (8) 2 7/8 in. squares

Fabric 2 – Floral on white – (1) 4 1/2 in. square and (4) 2 7/8 in. squares

Fabric 3 – Small Floral – (4) 2 1/2 in. squares and (4) 3 in. squares

Fabric 4 – Blue Dot – (8) 2 7/8 in squares


Squares and Stars step 1

Draw a line on all the background squares and Fabric 2 (not shown)  2 7/8 in squares.


Squares and Stars step 2

Now we are going to stack all of our 2 7/8 in. squares together to form all of the Half Square Triangles.  I hope I can make some sense of this….  Stack:

Four – Background and Fabric 3

Four – Background and Fabric 4

Four – Fabric 2 and Fabric 4

Then sew a 1/4 in seam along each side of your drawn lines.  Cut each square along the drawn line to form two half square triangles.  Are you still with me?


Squares and Stars step 3

Now, you get to press and trim all the half square triangles you just made to 2 1/2 inches.


Squares and Stars step 4

Lay out all your pieces to form your block.


Squares and Stars step 5

Instead of sewing this block row by row (which I think would be much harder to match the corners).  I made four patches from the smaller 2 1/2 inch blocks, then sewed the four patches together by rows.

One more block to go!!


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