Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ft Leavenworth Quilt Club BOM #1 - Simple Star


OK, I know this was supposed to go up last week, but too much is happening around here with Quilt Market sewing and quilting to make this a good post. Forgive me. Lots of pictures and they are worth more than words anyway right?


Background 1 (7.25 inch square)
                    4  (3.5 inch squares)
Star Center  1  (6.5 inch square)
Star Points   1 (7.75 inch square) or 4 (4 inch squares)


Draw diagonal lines on the backs of the star point square(s). One line diagonally, then two lines 1/4 inch on either side of the center line. The center line will be the cutting line after you have stitched on the 1/4 inch lines. Does that make sense?

After you have sewn down each of the sew lines cut down the center lines and press the blocks


DO the same thing with the remaining 2 star point squares



Lay your block out and sew it together





Nest your seams


pin seam in place


All I did different for the fancy block is a pieced the center until I got a 6 1/2 inch block. This is an option for you. If there is interest please state in the comment section and I will do up a tutorial.


Yay! First Blocks!


I know this was quick and dirty, but I am too busy to make it pretty. Please ask questions if you have any.

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