This is my star for December.
From the yellow fabric cut 4 rectangles 2¼ x 4½ inches (6 x 12 cm).
Cut 2 of them diagonally from the upper left to the lower right corner and cut the other 2 from the upper right to the lower left corner.
Cut 1 pink square 3½ x 3½ inches (9,5 x 9,5 cm).
Cut 4 lightblue squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm).
From the darkblue background fabric cut
4 squares 3½ x 3½ inches (9,5 x 9,5 cm) and
4 rectangles 2¼ x 4½ inches (6 x 12 cm) – cut 2 rectangles diagonally from the upper left to the lower right corner and cut the other 2 from the upper right to the lower left corner.
Before we begin to sew we have some marking to do – of course on the wrong side of the fabric.
On the triangles that form the star points mark the seam allowances in the pointy corners.
On each lightblue square draw a diagonal line.
Now let’s sew the star points.
Pin a darkblue to a yellow triangle always pairing 2 different triangles (one cut from left to right and one cut from right to left). On both fabrics pin exactely through the points where the seam allowances cross.
Sew the pieces together, open them up and press. Sew all 8 points.
Join 2 star points along the darkblue side. Make 4 units.
Lay a lightblue square on the pink square and sew on the marked line.
Cut off the outer triangle with ¼ inch (7,5 mm) seam allowance.
Press the blue triangle outward.
Sew the 3 remaining corners in the same way.
Now you have 9 squares
that you just have to join into rows
and then to the finished star 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!
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