Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Block of the Month–Month 3–Sawtooth Star

Block three in our quilt is an oldie, but a goodie.  The Sawtooth Star.  It’s one of my favorite blocks to make because it’s easy, but very pretty. 

Sawtooth Star

Fabric Requirements

Fabric Requirements

Fabric 1 – Star Points – (4) 4 in. squares

Fabric 2 – Pinwheel – (2) 4 in. squares

Fabric 3 – Background – (4) 3 1/2 in. squares and (6) 4 in. squares

Step 1

Sawtooth Star Step 1

Draw a diagonal line across all 6 of the 4 inch background squares.

Step 2

Sawtooth Star Step 2

Place background squares right sides together with the (4) triangle squares and the (2) pinwheel squares.  Sew 1/4 inch along the right side of the drawn line.  Chain stitch along all six, then turn and sew 1/4 inch along the other side of the drawn line.

Step 3

Sawtooth Star Step 3

Cut along drawn line.  You now have two half square triangle units.  Press open.  Repeat for remaining 5 blocks.

Step 4

Sawtooth Star Step 4

Trim  half square triangle units to 3 1/2 inches.

Sawtooth Star Half Square Triangles

Step 5

Sawtooth Star Step 5

Lay out the quilt squares into the Sawtooth block pattern, using the 3 1/2 inch background squares for the corners.  Sew together rows by sewing two blocks together into two patches, then sewing the two patches into a row.  Press seams all one direction.  On the next row press seams the opposite direction.

Sawtooth Star Step 6

Step 6

Sew  rows together by locking in each seam and pinning carefully. 

Sawtooth Star 2

(I forgot to take pictures of some of my finished squares before sewing them  into the quilt.  oops!)

Repeat all your steps to make a second Sawtooth Star and you are finished for month 3!


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