Saturday, 1 July 2017

Modern Irish Bee – July block for Leda!

JULY BLOCK – STAR FLAKE


Hi everyone! My name is Leda and I live in Dublin... I studied fine art years ago but since learning how to sew I have become obsessed with quilting! I have changed my mind a million times when deciding what block to make and almost drove myself up the walls, but have finally settled on this one. This block is actually similar to the carpenter star we made previously, it's the same amount of pieces in the same size (2.75”) just laid out differently. I'm sending white fabric to you all – 3 cuts in a small, a medium strip and a large square which was easier for me than a fat quarter because the amount needed was more than fat quarter size and I was bungling my numbers on fabric amounts. Math is absolutely not my strong point! Colour wise I'm attaching two quilt pics for the colour combos I like, I keep changing my mind on colours too but blues, green, pinks and corals I love. I think it looks best to put the darker colour as the outside star but see what you think. No yellows or purples please, I love them but they just don't seem to suit our flat. And call me crazy but I hope to hand quilt each block to batting then use the quilt-as-you-go method to attach them all. Thanks a million & can't wait to see how they turn out!

~ FINISHED BLOCK 18.5” // EACH HST 2.75, 2.25” WHEN FINISHED ~


Fabric amounts:

Col A (outer star): 3 x 6.5” squares
Col B (star points): 1 x 6.5” square
Col C (inner star): 1 x 5.5” square

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS

WHITE:
- Trim largest square to 13” then cut into 4 x 6.5” squares
- Cut rectangle strip into 4 x 7.25 x 2.75”
- Cut 11” square into 4 squares of 5.5”. Place 3 of these squares on top of each other &
cut into 4 equal squares of 2.75” and place the other 5.5” one aside. You will have 12 x
2.75” squares plus 5.5” one.

COLOUR A:
- Cut 3 x 6.5 squares
- Cut 4 x 2.75” squares

ASSEMBLY:
(TRIM ALL HST'S TO 2.75” & PRESS SEAMS OPEN)
1. Pair 3 x 6.5 Col A squares with 3 white of same size to make 8 HST's from each using method in diagram. You will have 24 HST's of Colour A.
2. Pair Colour B square with white & repeat as above
3. Pair Colour C with 5.5” white and make 4 HST'S using method below





Assemble in this order


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