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.
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
Draw a diagonal line across all 6 of the 4 inch background squares.
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.
Cut along drawn line. You now have two half square triangle units. Press open. Repeat for remaining 5 blocks.
Trim half square triangle units to 3 1/2 inches.
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.
Sew rows together by locking in each seam and pinning carefully.
(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!