BOM 2021: Bonusblock Star #13

As promised there is a bonus block and here it is

I really love this block. Sewn a little bit larger it would also be a perfect little wallhanging – maybe with the center pink square made out of 4 little stars similar to the pink one. Hmmm … there might be a miniquilt in my future.

But now let’s start sewing the block.

Cutting

From the lightblue fabric cut
2 squares 3⅞ x 3⅞ inches (10,5 x 10,5 cm), cut both of them diagonally to get 4 triangles.

From the yellow fabric cut
1 square 4¼ x 4¼ inches (11,75 x 11,75 cm), cut this square on both diagonals into 4 triangles
1 square 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm)
1 square 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm), cut diagonally to get 2 triangles

From the pink fabric cut
2 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm)
1 square 3 x 3 inches (7 x 7 cm)
1 square 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm), cut diagonally into 2 triangles

From the darkblue background fabric cut
1 square 4¼ x 4¼ inches (11,75 x 11,75 cm), cut this square on both diagonals into 4 triangles
4 squares 3½ x 3½ inches (9,5 x 9,5 cm)

Sewing

Sew together a darkblue and a large yellow triangle as shown in the pichture below. Make 4 units.

Join 2 of these with a lightblue triangle along the long side.

Take one of the pink squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm) and mark a diagonal line on the backside of the fabric.

Lay this square on a lightblue triangle, right sides together, as shown in the picture below. Sew on the marked line.

Cut off the corner leaving ¼ inch (7,5 mm) seam allowance and press the pink triangle to the outside. You get a two-colored triangle.

Join this triangle with a yellow-darkblue one on the long side.

The fourth point of the star is a little bit trickier. Take the pink square 3 x 3 inches (7 x 7 cm) and mark the seam allowance (¼ inch or 7,5 mm) on the right side of the square.

Take a lightblue triangle and mark a sewing line measuring 1¾ inches (4,75 cm) from the 90°corner.

Now lay the pink square onto the blue triangle as shown in the picture below (right sides together) and pin the two patches together exactely on the marked sewing lines on both pieces.

Sew on the marked line.

Turn the pink square and check that it covers the lightblue triangle til the end. Press the pink square outward.

Turn over and cut the pink square to the size of the lightblue triangle. Then cut away the lightblue triangle covered by the pink one (leaving a seam allowance). Now you have a two-colored triangle.

Join this with the last yellow-darkblue triangle.

Sew together 2 pink and 2 yellow triangles to get 2 squares.

Join these 2 squares and the remaining yellow and pink squares into a 4patch.

Now you have 9 squares.

Joint these into rows and then into 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!

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.

 

BOM 2021: Star #12

This is my star for December.

Cutting

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.

Sewing
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!

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.

 

BOM 2021: Star #11

For November it will be an easy-piecy star but with a great impact.

Cutting
All the measurements include ¼ inch (7,5 mm) seam allowance.

From the yellow fabric cut 8 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the orange fabric cut 8 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the pink fabric cut 4 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the light-blue fabric cut 4 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the dark-blue background fabric cut
8 squares 2⅜ x 2⅜ inches (6,5 x 6,5 cm) cut once diagonally and
4 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm).

Sewing

Join the triangles on the long side to get squares.

Sew
8 orange-background squares
8 yellow-background squares
4 orange-lightblue squares
4 pink-lightblue squares
4 yellow-pink squares
4 orange-yellow squares

Lay out the block as shown in the picture below. Be careful to get the right squares in the right orientation on the right place. The best is to have the pieces near to your machine so that you can sew a seam and put the pieces back on the correct place so that you don’t mix up the squares.

Check once again that everything is ok and then sew the squares into rows.

Join the rows into 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!

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.

 

BOM 2021: Star #10

This star reminds me of a kaleidoscope – and it has almost as many pieces.

Cutting

From the yellow fabric cut 2 squares 2¾ x 2¾ inches (7,5 x 7,5 cm), cut along both diagonals.
From the orange cut 2 squares 2¾ x 2¾ inches (7,5 x 7,5 cm), cut along both diagonals.
From the pink fabric cut 3 squares 2¾ x 2¾ inches (7,5 x 7,5 cm), cut along both diagonals.
From the light-blue fabric cut 6 squares 2¾ x 2¾ inches (7,5 x 7,5 cm), cut along both diagonals.

From the dark-blue background fabric cut
1 square 4¼ x 4¼ inches (11,75 x 11,75 cm), cut along both diagonals,
4 squares 3½ x 3½ inches and
4 squares 2¾ x 2¾ inches (7,5 x 7,5 cm), cut along both diagonals.

Sewing

Join a pink and a background triangle along the long side to make a square. Press open.

Lay a pink triangle on top, right sides together. Orientation exactely as shown below. On the left and on the bottom the edges align.

Sew on the left side as shown below.

Open the triangle. Press.

Lay another pink triangle on top as shown below. Top and right edges are aligned.

Sew on the top as shown below.

Open the triangle. Press and cut away the dogears. You have got a large triangle made out of four triangles.

Sew four pink-darkblue triangles,
eight lightblue-darkblue triangles
and four orange/yellow-darkblue triangles – two with 2 orange triangles and two with 2 yellow triangles.

Lay out the pieces as shown below.

First join two of the triangles

and then sew together these pairs to get squares.

Now you have all 9 squares for this block. Join three of them into rows

and join the rows to get the finished block.

Bravo! Well done!

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!

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.

 

BOM 2021: Star #9

The star for September

Cutting
All the measurements include ¼ inch (7,5 mm) seam allowance.

From the pink fabric cut 4 squares 3⅛ x 3⅛ inches (8,5 x 8,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the light-blue fabric cut 5 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm) cut once diagonally.
From the yellow fabric cut 4 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm) cut once diagonally.

From the dark-blue background fabric cut
4 squares 3⅛ x 3⅛ inches (8,5 x 8,5 cm) cut once diagonally,
9 squares 2 x 2 inches (5,5 x 5,5 cm) cut once diagonally and
14 squares 1⅝ x 1⅝ inches (4,5 x 4,5 cm).

Sewing

Join all light-blue and yellow triangles with a dark-blue triangle.

Sew a dark-blue square to one side of a light-blue/background square as shown below.

Join two of these pieces as shown below.
TIP: I pressed the seam allowances towards the background squares so that the seams nest together perfectly.

You need five of these squares.

Sew two yellow/background squares together to form the star points.

At two of these sew a dark-blue square to the left and to the right side.

Join the pink and the large dark-blue triangles along the long side.

Now you have all the pieces you need. Lay them out as shown below.

Join the pink/blue squares to make star points.
Sew the corner squares to the pink star points.
Sew the shorter yellow star points to the center square.

Sew the remaining yellow star points to the center square.

Sew the shorter pink star points to opposite sides of the center star.

Sew the 2 remaining pink star points to the center to get 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!

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.