Hi everybody! If you've been following along with Jackie's Bloggers Block of the Month, you will know that this is the last block! And if you haven't - hurry and catch up, there are some lovely blocks in the series and Jackie has been collecting them up all year. The next post will be by Jackie, telling you all how to put them together.
OK! On to my block, a star in a star. Stars of any kind are my all time favourite patchwork block, so when Jackie asked me to play along in the BOM, they were the first thing I thought of!
To make my block you will need 4 contrasting fabrics.
From the yellow (centre square) fabric, cut one square 2 1/2"
From the purple (small star points) fabric, cut four squares, 1 7/8". Cross cut these squares on one diagonal to form 8 half square triangles
From the dark purple (large star points) fabric, cut four squares, 2 7/8". Cross cut these squares on one diagonal to form 8 half square triangles
From the background (bangle dot) fabric, cut:
* four squares, 1 1/2"
* four squares, 1 7/8". Cross cut these squares on one diagonal to form 8 half square triangles
* four squares, 2 1/2"
* four squares, 2 7/8". Cross cut these squares on one diagonal to form 8 half square triangles
OK, ready to go!
Sew each of the small half square purple triangles to a small half square background triangle. and each of the large half square purple triangles to a large half square background triangle along the diagonal edge. Press the seams towards the purple fabrics.
Trim the "ears" off the triangles. This might seem like a small step, but it will make your triangles go together so much more neatly!
Sew all of the pairs of small triangles together along the background fabric edge to form a purple "V" as shown:
Make four like this. Press the centre ceam to one side.
Sew two of the star points to either side of the yellow centre square. Press the seams toward the centre square.
Sew a background 1 1/2" square to either end of the remaining two star points. Press the seams towards the purple fabric.
Sew these two star point units to the top and bottom of the centre square, taking care to match the corners of the squares. Press the seams towards the centre square.
Repeat this process with the 2 7/8" triangle star points and sew them to the smaller star as above, treating the small star as the centre block.
Block done, yay you!
Make sure and check out the flickr group so you can see all the amazing blocks people have been making, they sure have been busy.
If you haven't been following the BOM, here are all the links so you can go and check out what the other wonderous designers have been up to.