Welcome! Today is our first sewing day for the Lucky Stars QAL! We'll be making the star block:
It is not too late to join is in the QAL! If you want to make one using the same fabrics, visit Christa Quilts for a deal. And then see these links to catch-up.
These are the pieces needed for today. If you've already completed the cutting requirements disregard below. We will also be making all the HST's for the patch block at the same time.
Note with the star block you will want to use the same print (or same color of print) twice. Paired once with a background and once with another print. (the extra hst can be used in another star block, or later on the patch block)
From your background fabric:
3.5 x 3.5 square (72) - Patch Block and Star Block HST's2.5 x 2.5 square (36) - Star Block posts1.5 x 8.5 (18) and 1.5 x 10.5 (18) -Star Block borders
From your print varieties:
3.5 x 3.5 (90) - Patch Block and Star Block
*here you want at least 8 different prints so they don't repeat within the star.
Set the star borders and posts aside. Those will be when we piece the block together.
Star Block HST's:
- Take the 72 pieces of background squares and draw a line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the fabric.
- Pair with 72 printed squares.
- Sew 1/4" from the drawn line on each side.
- Cut down the drawn line, press open.
- Trim each HST piece to 2.5" x 2.5". This will yield 144 HST's.
Repeat on the remaining 18 printed squares. This will yield 36 HST's.
Star Block Construction:
Brought to you via pictures. :)
Add in the Background 2.5" squares on each corner.
Sew first together rows, then top to bottom.
Add on the borders.
Square to 10.5" x 10.5".
Yielding 9 Star Blocks.
Save the remaining HST's. There should be 72 left over that will be used on the Patch Blocks.
See you on Wednesday for the Square Block! Let us know of any questions, comments or concerns! :)