Since this is the last whole block of the Quilt Along, and we started with a variation of a Variable Star, I thought we would end with one. This is a plain Variable Star.
For one 7" block you will need -
Print A (mine is brown) this is the "background" of the star -
1 - 4+3/4" square - for the Fast Flying Geese
4 - 2+1/4" squares - for the corners of the block
Print B (mine is orange) -
4 - 2+5/8" squares - for the Fast Flying Geese (these will be the star points)
Print C (mine is green) -
1 - 4" square - for the centre of the block
Remember measure accurately, sew scant 1/4" seams, press seams in opposite directions....
Start by making four Flying Geese with the large print A square, and all four Print B squares (all the instructions can be found here).
When sewing the scant 1/4" seams I have to sew quite a bit smaller with my new 1/4" sewing foot for the seam to be accurate.
These four units should be trimmed to 2+1/4" x 4".
The four Flying Geese, along with the small print A squares and the Print C square will go together like the above photo. Sewn together like a regular Nine-Patch,
sewing the units into rows and then the rows together.
Trim the finished block to 7+1/2" square.
My other blocks -
For this one I added a Pinwheel centre.
I made the Pinwheel with Easy Half Square Triangles (HST) using 2+3/4" squares - two squares each, from two different fabrics. Trim the Half Square Triangles to 2+1/4" before sewing the Pinwheel. All the instructions for the HST can be found here.
The Pinwheel should be trimmed to 4".
Have fun with this Variable Star - any 4" block will work for the centre.
All three blocks together.
|all 33 blocks!|
Have a great day and thanks for quilting along!❤