Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Morning Star Variation


 
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Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: White:
4 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
1 - 6" square

Fabric B: Brown
4 - 2 1/2" squares
4 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric C: Green
1 - 6" square
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric D: Gold
2 - 6" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric E: Autumn print
1 - 4 1/2" square


Make Half Square Triangles:

Pair Fabric A and Fabric B 3 1/4" squares
 with right sides together.Sew 1/4" away
from each side of drawn line, cut on drawn
line and press to the dark fabric. 
 Square to 2 1/2".



Make Corner Units:

Layout 2 1/2" units as shown and sew
together in 2 rows.  Press seam in row 1
to the left and seam in row 2 to the right.


Sew rows together and press
final seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 4 1/2".  Make 4.


Make Center Outer Units:

Make Half Square Triangles by pairing
6" squares with right sides together in
the following combinations:

1 - A/D          1 - C/D

Sew a 1/4" away from each side of drawn
line, cut on drawn line and press seams
to Fabric D. 
Draw a diagonal line on back as shown
above on the A/C units.


Place A/D and C/D units right sides
together along seam line.  Make sure
the seams "lock" together and pin.
Then sew 1/4" away from each side of
drawn line.


Cut on drawn line and press final
seam open to reduce bulk.  See the
instructions below for how to square
a Quarter Square Triangle.


We want to square this unit to 4 1/2".
I placed a small piece of tape on the spot
 of my ruler where the 2 2 1/4" lines intersect.
Place the 2 1/4" mark on the very center of
the unit and make sure the diagonal line on
the ruler runs along the diagonal seam.  Trim
the right and top seams.


Rotate the square so the trimmed corner
is now on the bottom left.  Place your 2 1/4"
mark on the center again but also make sure
the 4 1/2" marks on the right bottom and top
left are at the points of the triangles along
the edge.  Trim right side and top.


Assemble Block:

Layout units as shown and sew together
in 3 rows.  Press seams in rows 1 and 3 to
the outside and seams in row 2 to the inside.


Sew rows together and press final
seams open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tut- will use for next project - all stars !

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  2. Thanks for the tut- will use for next project - all stars !

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