This sampler series of nine star blocks began last week and will run all of this week as well. The star blocks are made using Ro Gregg's Marblehead Venetian Glass fabrics. If you missed blocks #1-4, you'll find links for them at the bottom of this post. Plus, don't miss the chance to enter a giveaway to win a bundle of these gorgeous prints!
One 6-1/2" red square
Two 4-1/2" red squares
Two 4-1/2" aqua squares
Four 4" white squares
Four 3-1/2" white squares
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the two 4-1/2" aqua squares and the four 4" white squares.
Pair a marked aqua square right sides together with a 4-1/2" red square. Sew a scant 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line and press units open. Trim units to measure 4" square.
Lay a marked 4" white square right sides together on a red/aqua HST, with the seam of the HST perpendicular to the marked line.
Sew a scant 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line and press units open. Trim units to measure 3-1/2" square, making sure to position the intersection of the 1-3/4" lines on the ruler where the three seams meet (see photo). This will ensure that your star point units get trimmed evenly.
Lay out the eight HST units, four 3-1/2" white squares, and one 6-1/2" red center square as shown.
Sew the HST units into pairs, noting orientation.
Sew these double star point units to the sides of the center square. Sew 3-1/2" white squares to both short ends of the remaining double star point units. Sew to the center row to finish the block.
For a chance to win one of 3 fat quarter bundles of Marblehead Venetian Glass, sign up to follow Inspired by Fabric (using the "follow" button or the "follow by email" button in the right hand side bar) and leave an email letting us know you did, as well as telling us--do you typically make quilts using fabric only from one collection, or more scrappy? You can leave a comment to enter once for each post during the Star Sampler hop (9 entries total). The giveaway will be open through Monday, March 17th at 11:59 EST, and we'll randomly pick 3 winners on Wednesday of that week.
Star #1: Connie of Free Motion by the River
Star #2: Joanne
Star #3: Fabri-Quilt blog teamStar #4: Dawn from Spring Water Designs
Star #5: Heidi from The Whimsical Workshop
Star #7: Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts
Star #8: Tammy from Tamarinis
Star #9: Monica from Diary of a Quilt Maven