Modern Monday - Block 19
Block 19 - Star
This is a double star block turned slightly to give it a vague-Mariner's Compass look. I was playing around with how to make this block "wonky" in the normal way we think of wonky and I just couldn't do it without either using templates or having a lot of waste leftover. So I decided to make it over-sized and trim it cock-eyed rather than making each unit wonky. I like the results and is something a little different!
I chose an orange, orange print, dark gray and white for my version.
- From the orange print, cut 1 - 2 1/2" square
- From the orange solid, cut 2 - 2 7/8" squares. Cut each in half on the diagonal.
- From the gray, cut 1 - 3 1/4" square. Cut in half on the diagonal twice to form an X.
- From the white, cut 4 - 3 1/2" squares AND 1 - 4 1/2" square. Cut the 4 1/2" square in half on the diagonal twice to form an X.
|Here's the fabrics I chose. I'm running out of that orange print, I love it so much!|
|Lay out all your shapes as they will look once sewn.|
|First make the 4 star points. Sew the gray triangle to the white triangle, pressing to the gray. Since this is over-sized, the white will be quite a bit bigger.|
|Then sew on the orange, pressing to the orange.|
|Trim off the dog ears so the unit looks like this.|
|You can see it starting to take shape.|
|This is classic 9-patch construction. Sew in to rows, pressing so seams oppose.|
|Then join the rows together to make the block.|