Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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.
|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|
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
Cut apart and press to the dark fabric.
Trim to 2 1/2" square.
(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.
Sew together in rows, pressing toward the plain squares. Your blocks should measure 6 1/2".
Here is where the blocks will go in your completed quilt:
Thanks for following along, I hope you have fun. If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment on the blog!