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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Quilt Along -- Friendship Stars (Step 1)

Hello, friends!  I hope you're ready to start sewing.  I actually got a block done so I'm ahead of you for two seconds, LOL!

Our first block is a Friendship Star -- I just had to add a few of these because they're fun and easy, and because we all can use a few good friends, right?

You will make four 6" finished Friendship Stars.



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CUTTING:

Background

Cut one 2 1/2" x WOF strip Cut sixteen 2 1/2" squares
Cut one 3" x WOF strip Cut eight 3" squares
Feature Fabric (black dots)

Cut one  2 1/2" x WOF strip

Cut four 2 1/2" squares

Cut one 3" x WOF strip

Cut eight 3" squares


PIECING:

We're using the two-at-a-time method for making half-square triangles (HST).  I like this method because I can cut my units to the exact size I need.

Layer a 3" background square with a 3" feature fabric (black dots) square, right sides together.  On the back of the background square, mark diagonal stitching lines using your favorite method:

 

  • Use your Quilter's Magic Wand to mark parallel stitching lines (and stitch on the line)
  • Or draw a diagonal line from corner to corner and sew 1/4" on either side of the drawn line

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Cut apart and press to the dark fabric.

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Trim to 2 1/2" square.

 



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(I'm sure there is a way to flip the silly photo, but you get the idea!)

Arrange your 2 1/2" squares as shown.

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Sew together in rows, pressing toward the plain squares.  Your blocks should measure 6 1/2".

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Here is where the blocks will go in your completed quilt:

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Thanks for following along, I hope you have fun.  If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment on the blog!

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