Sentimental Journey
2010 Block of the Month

August 2010 - Installment #8

Quilt Block Name:  Stardust

Stardust Free Quilt Block Pattern

Block Unfinished Size:  16-1/2"

Printing Choices:  Printer Friendly Webpage or PDF File.

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color A (Red)

4

2-1/2"  squares

 

Color A (Red)

4

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangles

 

Color A (Red)

4

2-1/2" x 12-1/2" Strips

 

Color B (Brown)

6

2-7/8" rectangles

 

Color C (Cream)

4

2-7/8" Squares

Color C (Cream)

8

1-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles

 

Color C (Cream)

8

1-1/2" x 2-1/2" Rectangles

 

Color C (Cream)

1

5-1/4"  Square

Color E (Brown Check)

4

3-3/8" square  


* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Place a Color C (cream) 2-7/8" triangle on a Color B (brown) 2-7/8 triangle, right sides together.  Sew along the longest edge using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Press the seam allowance toward the Color B (brown) fabric and trim points.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2".)

Step 2:  Sew a Color C (Cream) 2-7/8" triangle to the left and right ends of a Color E (brown check) 3-3/8" square as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Next, sew a Color C (Cream) 2-7/8" triangle to the top and bottom of the same Color E (brown check) 3-3/8" square.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 3:  Sew a Color B (brown) 2-7/8" triangle to the right end of a  Color C (cream) 5-1/4" triangle as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric.  Sew another Color B (brown) 2-7/8" triangle to the left end of the same Colo C (cream) 5-1/4" triangle.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Next, sew a Step 3 unit to a Color A (red) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle.  Press the seam allowance toward the Color A (red) Fabric.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 4:  Sew a Color C (cream) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle the left and right end ends of a Color A (red) 2-1/2" square.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color A (red) square.  Next, sew a 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle to the top and bottom of the unit.  Press the seam allowance toward the Colro A (red) square.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 5.  Arrange the  Step 2 unit, four Step 3 units, and the four Step 4 units as shown below.  Sew into three rows and press the seam allowances toward the Step 3 units.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block center.  Press the seam allowances away from the center row.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".)

Step 6:  Sew a Step 1 unit to each short end of a Color A (red) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strip.  Press the seam allowances away from the Step 1 units.  Make 2.  (This unit will measure 2-1/2" x 16-1/2".)  

Step 7:  Sew a Color A (red) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strip to left and right ends of the block center as shown by numbers 1 and 2 below.  Press the seam allowances away from the block center.  Next, sew a Step 6 unit to the top and bottom of the block center as shown by numbers 3 and 4 below.  Press the seam allowances away from the block center.  (Your block will measure 16-1/2" unfinished.  It will measure 16" when it is sewn into a quilt.)  

 

That's all for this installment.  See you next month!


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