Modern Monday - Block 59
Block 59 - Sunshine StarThis is really a Sawtooth Star block, but I like how sunny and cheerful it turned out, so I renamed it! Name yours whatever you choose! I thought we'd do some precision modern today, which is where I see modern heading - at least for now!
|You'll need 3 colors. I chose two oranges and white, but I considered blue for the center. For more color, you could make a 2 1/2" unfinished four-patch block for the center.|
From the white, cut:
4 - 2 3/8" squares*
4 - 2" squares
2 - 1" x 2 1/2" strips
2 - 1" x 3 1/2" strips
From the light orange, cut 4 - 2 3/8" squares.*
From the dark orange, cut 1 - 2 1/2" square.
*I cut mine 2 1/2" so I had room to square the half-square triangles up at the end.
|Here's the cut fabrics. Pretend the 2" white squares are here (I forgot them for the picture!).|
|Make 8 - 2" unfinished half square triangles from the white and light orange squares in any method you prefer.|
|Once the half-square triangles are done, lay out the units as they will look when sewn.|
|Make the center square. Sew the two short strips to the sides of the center square. Press to the square if it is darker than the strips. Add the long strips to the top and bottom. Press to the dark. This unit is 3 1/2".|