Here is star #7 and what a star it is. It’s a star in a star in a star. And of course three stars in one block yield to a lot of pieces to sew. So let’s get straight into it.
From the yellow fabric cut
1 square 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches (7,5 x 7,5 cm) and
4 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm), cut once diagonally.
From the orange fabric cut
4 squares 3⅛ x 3⅛ inches (8,5 x 8,5 cm), cut once diagonally.
From the pink fabric cut
8 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm), cut once diagonally.
From the darkblue background fabric cut
12 squares 1⅝ x 1⅝ inches (4,5 x 4,5 cm) and
20 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm), cut once diagonally.
Join all the yellow and pink triangles with a darkblue triangle to get squares.
Join two yellow-blue squares as shown in the picture below. Make four units.
Sew a darkblue square to the left and the right side of two of these units. Sew the two units without the darkblue squares to opposite sides of the yellow square and then the two units with the squares to the remaining sides.
The center star is finished.
Sew a darkblue triangle to a pink-darkblue square. Sew another darkblue triangle to the other side as shown in the picture below. Be really careful to sew the triangles to the correct side otherwise you will
like me unsew a lot.
You need eight of these triangles.
Join each of these triangles along the long side with an orange triangle.
Sew a darkblue square to the eight remaining pink triangles and join two of these to make a 4patch as shown in the picture below.
Sew together two pink-orange-darkblue squares. Make four units.
Sew two of them to the opposite sides of the center star.
Sew a pink-darkblue 4patch to the left and to the right side of the remaining orange-pink units. Doublecheck that the 4patches are in the right position before sewing. Make two units.
Sew these two units to the other two sides of the center star to get the 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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