Sister Star

April 2003’ s block is the "Sisters Star"

The block measures 10 inches square.  (10 ½ X 10 ½ inches unfinished).           

Instructions:  Use good quality, 100% cotton pre-washed fabrics.


1.        beige squares        

2.         scrappy squares

3.          larger scrappy squares

4.          half-square triangles
5.         final assembly

6.             final block              

Choose a selection of medium to dark fabrics for the star and a beige or tan fabric for the background.  The colored fabrics can be print or tone-on-tone.

1.  From the background fabric, cut eight 2 1/2 inch squares and four 3 1/4 inch squares.

             Cut each of the 3 1/4 inch squares diagonally to form 8 triangles. 

2.  From the scraps, cut nine 2 1/2 inch squares from different fabrics.

3.  Also from the scraps, cut four 3 1/4 inch squares from different fabrics.

            Cut each of the 3 1/4 inch squares diagonally to form 8 triangles.


4.  With right sides together, sew each of the dark to medium triangles to a beige triangle along the long side of the triangle using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  You should end up with eight half-square triangle sets.  Press seams to the dark sides.  Trim blocks to 2 1/2 inches square.

5.  Sew the squares into five rows and then assemble these five rows into a finished block.  Refer to graphics 5 & 6 for placement.  Remember to pin the rows together well at the seams to ensure your corners match up as closely as possible. 


Ta-Da!!!  Wasn't that easy?

    Your completed unfinished block will measure 10 1/2 inches.
10 inches after sewn into a quilt!

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