Welcome back for star #3 in our sampler series featuring Ro Gregg's Marblehead Venetian Glass fabrics! This block comes from the Fabri-Quilt blog team, based on a block in Maggie Malone's 5500 Quilt Block Designs book. (Great block reference book if you don't have it!)
Here's the block:
Using quick corners and half-square triangles, this block sews up easily; just make sure you pay attention to placement of the points of you'll accidentally have another wonky star! :) This block can easily be made from fat quarters.
Two 4" green print squares
Two 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" red print pieces
Two 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" marble print pieces
Two 4" white squares
Six 3-1/2" white squares
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the white squares.
Lay a 4" marked white square on a 4" green square, right sides facing. Stitch 1/4" on either side of the drawn line and cut apart on the line.
Press open to make a half-square triangle. Trim to measure 3-1/2" square. Make 4.
Lay a 3-1/2" marked white square on a 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" marble piece. Pay attention to which way the marked line is going; make sure it's oriented the same way on each piece as in the photo below. Stitch ON the line (different from making the half-square triangles). Stitch white squares to 2 marble pieces and 2 red print pieces.
Trim 1/4" past the seam and press open. Make 2 marbled and 2 red.
Lay out the half-square triangle units, the red and marbled units, and the 3-1/2" white squares to make a block as shown in the photo. Make sure all pieces are oriented correctly.
Following the picture below, sew a half-square triangle unit to a 3-1/2" white square. Sew to the edge of a marbled or red unit. Make 2 with the marbled units and 2 with the red units. These are your quarter blocks.
Sew the quarter blocks together to make halves, and join the two halves to complete your block.
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Make sure you catch the tutorials for all the blocks in the sampler!
Star #5: Heidi from The Whimsical Workshop
Star #6: Fabri-Quilt blog team
Star #7: Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts