I hope you liked your Star #1 (if you do post a picture in the comments on my Facebook-page – we all would like to see it). Here is Star #2 of my free Block of the Month 2021.
All the measurements include a seam allowance of ¼ inch (7,5 mm).
I also name the color I used to make it easier for you to identify the different pieces.
From the yellow fabric cut
18 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm) – cut all of these squares diagonally
From the dark blue (background) fabric cut
6 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm) – cut all of these squares diagonally
6 squares 3⅛ x 3⅛ inches (8,5 x 8,5 cm) – cut all of these squares diagonally
4 squares 2¾ x 2¾ inches (7,5 x 7,5 cm)
Join a yellow and a blue triangle along the long side to get a two-colored square. Sew 12 squares.
Press (I pressed the seam allowance to the blue side). Cut off the dog ears.
Sew a yellow triangle to a blue side of the two-colored square exactely as shown in the picture. Align the bottom sides as shown and start to sew where my scissors point.
Sew another yellow triangle to the other blue side of the two-colored square exactely as shown in the picture. Start to sew where the tips of my scissors point.
Press (I pressed the seams into the yellow triangles). Cut off the dog ears if you want (I did).
Join each of the triangles you just sewed with a dark blue triangle along the long side. Cut off dog ears.
Now you have only squares to join.
Arrange the squares as shown in the picture.
Sew the squares into rows. Be careful not to change the squares or the orientation of the squares.
Join the rows and press the finished block.
Take 4 of the strips 11 x 1 inches (28 x 2,5 cm) that you cut from the background fabric previously (see introduction to the BOM here) and sew 2 of them to opposite sides of your block. They are a little bit too long – shorten them to the block size. Sew the 2 remaining strips to the other sides of the block and shorten if necessary. Finished!
That was fun! And I really like this block. Imagine a whole quilt with this block, every star in a different color – yummy!
I would love to see your finished star-blocks. Please post them in the comments at TheQuiltingSpace’s Facebook page, tag me on Instagram @thequiltingspace and/or use the hashtag #thequiltingspace.
See you in March for star #3.