Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pinwheel Block of the Month–Week 1–Friendship Star

**Update – A few notes on yardage.  For this quilt, I bought a fat quarter bundle (which consisted of 40 fat quarters) to get a large variety of fabrics.  I used about half of the fabric.  I don’t have an exact amount for this project, but I would recommend buying about 3 yards of various prints and 2 yards of solid.  The finished quilt measures 60 inches square.**

For the first month of the Block of the Month quilt, we are going to start with the easiest block  – the Friendship Star. 

Block of the Month

Fabric Requirements

Friendship Star 1

*Note – When making half square triangles, I like to cut my squares 1/8 inch larger. Then, I trim down after sewing.  It is easier to measure and  I can make sure my half square triangle is the exact size.  Example – For this block the square measurement would be 4 7/8 inch, but I round up to 5 inches.

Fabric 1 – center square  (1)  4 1/2 inch square

Fabric 2 – star  (2) 5 inch squares

Fabric 3 – background (2)  5 inch squares and (4) 4 1/2 inch squares

Step 1

Draw a line diagonally across fabric 2 squares.

Step 2

Stack your background fabric and fabric 2 squares RST (right sides together).  Sew 1/4 inch down the right side of the drawn line.  Turn and sew along the other side of the line.  Repeat for second square.

Step 3

Cut squares diagonally along drawn line.

Step 4

Press open and trim HST (half square triangle) to 4 1/2 inches.

Step 5

Arrange squares and sew together block by block, pressing away from the HST.  Then sew row by row.  Press.  Make a second block from different fabrics. 

Hope you enjoyed this block!  The second block will be posted the first week of March.

Stormy

6 comments:

  1. Love this quilt. We are in the process of moving again and I will have to wait a little while before I try it. Thanks so much!

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with how it turned out. Where are you moving to this time?

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    2. We are going back to the US. We will be in the DC area! If you are in the neighbor, you are welcome to stay.

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    3. Thanks! I'm glad you'll be coming back. Good luck with everything!

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  2. Great block Stormy, I love your fabrics.

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    1. Thank you! This quilt was so fun to make!

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