August 14, 2010

*star sampler* block 9

Block 9 is here! 

Here is what you will need:

From your SOLID (mine is brown):
  • 8 - 2 1/2" squares
  • 8 - 2 7/8" squares
  • 2 - 3 1/4" squares
From PRINT 1 (mine is lime green fleur de lis):
  • 4 - 2 7/8" squares cut diagonally to make 8 triangles
  • 4 - 2 7/8" squares NOT cut diagonally
From PRINT 2 (mine is a combo of 3 prints, hot pink, pink feathers and lime green floral print)
  • 4 - 2 7/8" squares (mine are the hot pink)
  • 2 - 3 1/4" squares (mine are the pink feathers)
  • 4 - 2 1/2" squares (mine are the lime green floral print) 

Now, start by marking a diagonal line on the back of all 8 of your solid 2 7/8" squares.  I don't have a photo of this since my line wasn't very noticeable on the back of my brown. 

Pair one solid 2 7/8" square with the 2 7/8" squares from Print 1 and Print 2.  Stitch a SCANT 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line. 
It's very important that this is a SCANT seam!!!  Each square in this block should measure 2 1/2", you can always trim them down if they're slightly too big, better too big than too small!

Now trim each of those blocks on the drawn line and press your HSTs open.

Now, repeat the above 2 steps with your 3 1/4" squares.

Next take the blocks you made with your 3 1/4" squares and cut them in half diagonally like this, do this to all the triangles so it will yield 8 total solid/print triangles:

Take your 8 triangles of Print 1 and pair it with the above pieces.

These blocks should resemble something like this:

Now lay out your entire block so it looks like this, your center pieces are the 2 1/2 inch squares from your Print 2!:
Note: each of row has 6 - 2 1/2" squares and there are 6 rows.  You should have 36 pieces total.

(pssst....mine isn't sewn together yet!  i laid it out on my desk right where my sewing machine goes to take the pic, and whoops I was too freakin' lazy to move them all to sew them!)


  1. Gorgeous! I really need to make these!

  2. Wow! This block is beautiful! I have to find time to get back to my blocks. I hope I can pull this one off.

  3. Awesome design! I am starting mine today as it is too cold out there to garden!


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