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Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas in July Block 9-Quilt Jane

Starific Block

Jane Shallala Davidson
Finished block 18”



Requirements:
5 – Fat Quarters (approx. 18” x 22” pieces)
• 1 x White Solid
• 1 x Green Solid
• 2 x Light Green Prints
• 1 x red print


Cutting:
From the white solid cut:
• 8 rectangles 3 “ x 6 ½”
• 8 rectangles 2 ½” x 6 ½”
From the green solid cut:
• 16 rectangles 2 ½” x 6 ½”
From each of the light green prints cut:
• 4 squares 5” x 5” to yield 8 x 5” squares
From the red print cut:
• 8 squares 5” x 5”

Assembly
For this block make:
4 – Block A
8 – Block B1
4 – Block B2


Block A


• On the wrong side of a 5” square mark 3” from one corner on each side and make a dot ¼” inside from the opposite corner
• Draw 2 lines meeting at the point on the opposite corner to form a kite shape

• Trim ¼” from pencil line

• Place 1 - 3” x 6 ½: rectangle right sides together matching the edge of the ‘kite’.
• Sew along pencil line


• Press seams to one side
• Repeat for opposite side.


• Trim back to 5” square. Position the 45 degree angle of the square ruler down the centre of the points of the kite. Leave ¼” at bottom point of kite. Kite tips should line up with 3” mark on the ruler.
Block B (B1 and B2)

• On the wrong side of a 5” square mark 2 1/2” from one corner on each side and make a dot ¼” inside from the opposite corner
• Draw 2 lines meeting at the point on the opposite corner to form a kite shape
• Trim ¼” from pencil line Place 1 - 3” x 6 ½: rectangle right sides together matching the edge of the ‘kite’.
• Sew along pencil line Press seams to one side
• Repeat for opposite side.
• Trim back to 5” square. Position the 45 degree angle of the square ruler down the centre of the points of the kite. Leave ¼” at bottom point of kite. Kite tips should line up with 2 1/2” mark on the ruler.

Make 8 – B1 (Red print squares, green solid rectangle)
Make 4 – B2 (Light Green print square, white solid rectangle)
• Layout blocks using, diagram 1 as a guideline

• Sew together pressing seams open or in a direction where there is less bulk Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

3 comments:

Emily said...

This block is amazing. Thanks for the challenge.

generationSue said...

Great block!

Marcia W. said...

This is a lovely star block. Thanks for the tutorial.