Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stashbuster Sampler Sew-a-Long Block #4

This block is called Rolling Star.  Basically it is a variation on the Ohio Star.
Fabric Requirements:
Gold Fabric:  1 scant 3 3/8" square for center, 8 - 2 1/2" squares for star points
Red Fabric:  2 - 2 7/8" squares cut in half diagonally once
Tan Fabric:  2 - 2 7/8" squares, 4 - 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
Green Fabric:  2 - 2 7/8" squares.
Step 1:  Mark the back of your green and tan 2 7/8" squares to make half square triangles and mark the back of the 8- 2 1/2" squares with a diagonal line which will be your sewing line for the flying geese 
units.  See markings in the picture.

Step 2:  Sew the half square triangles together and cut apart on center line and sew the flying geese units.  Be sure to save time and thread by chain stitching.

Step 3:  Sew the center square-in-a-square together, sewing first on opposite sides, pressing and then sewing on the other two sides.  Be sure to clip your bunny ears.

Step 4:  All of your block units should be ready to sew together at this point.  Sew half square triangles to either side of two of the flying geese units.  Sew the remaining two flying geese units to either side of the square in a square unit.  Press seams open to reduce bulk.

Step 5:  Sew the 3 units together as shown in the picture at the top of the page.  Again, press the seams open to eliminate bulk in the seams.

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