June 26, 2010

*star sampler* block 5

Here it is! Better late than never :p This one is super simple and cute to boot! For this block you will need:
From your solid:
  • 1 - 4 7/8" x 9 3/4" rectangle
  • 5 - 4 1/2" squares
From Print 1 (mine is pink):

  • 1 - 4 7/8" x 9 3/4" rectangle
From Print 2 (mine is green):

  • 8 - 2 1/2" squares 

Start by taking your solid rectangle and draw a vertical line at 4 7/8" that divides the rectangle into 2 squares. 

Next, draw lines from the lower corner to the vertical line, this will make 4 triangles.  I know you're thinking WTH is this all about!?  Well, just trust me, you won't find this anymore difficult.

Pair this piece up with your print 1 rectangle, right sides together.  DO NOT SEW on the vertical line.  Just sew 1/4" on either side of the diagonal lines, when you're done press it and set aside.

Now, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each square of print #2.  

Take 1 solid square and one print #2 square.  Place it on the fabric so the ends of the line goes from center to center on the solid.  Sew on this line.

Then, measure 1/4" from your sewn line and trim.  Press to the dark side.  

Repeat the previous 2 steps on the other side.  Make 3 more of these for a total of 4.

Now we'll cut apart the rectangle.  Start by cutting ON the vertical line.

Then the on the diagonal lines.

Press your seams to the dark side.  

Arrange in the following manner:

Your final block should look like this!


  1. Really enjoyed trying out the different piecing techniques on this block! It was really fast to put together, and turned out pretty darn cute!
    Thanks a bunch!


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