Traditional Tuesday - Block 19
Block 19 - StarThis star is deceptively easy to piece even though it looks kind of like there should be a Y-seam in there! I like the layered look that you get depending on color placement. Experiment with value when determining what colors to use. You might find a combination that you like better than this!
I used a dark blue print, a light blue print and white for the background. If white is too stark for your quilt, a cream or light tan also looks nice with blue.
- From the light blue, cut 1 - 2 1/2" square AND 1 - 3 1/4" square cut on both diagonals to create 4 triangles.
- From the dark blue, cut 2 - 2 7/8" squares, cut in half on the diagonal.
- From the white, cut 4 - 2 1/2" squares AND 1 - 3 1/4" square cut on both diagonals to create 4 triangles.
|Here's my fabrics. Seems like the more I use up, the more scraps I have!|
|Once cut, lay out all the elements as they will look when the block is complete.|
|First sew the 4 star point units. Sew the small triangles together, pressing to the dark. Then sew this to the large triangle, pressing to the dark.|
|The finished star point unit. It measures 2 1/2" square. Trim dog ears.|
|Here's the block with all the units sewn together. Oops, I have one turned wrong! That would be a totally different block if they were all turned like that. I wonder....|
|Sew together with 9-patch construction - sew into rows and join the rows to form the 6 1/2" unfinished block. Press so seams oppose.|