Rise and Shine cute people...
It's time to build another barn!
he summer is going by sooo fast and so I thought we needed a block
to represent summer before it's completely over:(
So I drew up this
It consists of 2 different kind of blocks within it...
4 square in a square
(or quarter triangle block)
Of course I have an easy method to show you for both of them!
onto the cutting for Summer Star...
Cut a 2 1/2" square for the center.
Cut 2 - 3 1/2" color squares and
Cut 2 - 3 1/2" background
These will make 4 hourglass blocks.
Cut 1 - 5" color square for the square in a square blocks
and Cut 1 - 6" square background fabric.
Subcut the 5" square into 4 - 2 1/2" squares.
Subcut the 6" square into 16 - 1 1/2" squares.
Let's start with the square in a square blocks.
Sew a 1 1/2"Easy Corner Triangle on opposite sides of each square like this.
Trim an approximate 1/4" seam allowance...
and press towards the triangles.
Now sew another Easy Corner Triangle on the remaining sides.
Now you have 4 square in a square blocks
that will measure 2 1/2" at this point.
Place them on each corner of your design board along with the center square
and let's move on to the quick and easy hourglass blocks!
Mark a diagonal line 1/4" away from the center on the 2 background squares.
Place a marked square RST with a colored square.
Sew directly on these marked lines and cut them apart like this.
Press seams open.
Do not trim off little triangles on each end of the seam allowance.
Now mark again (only 2 of them) across the seam diagonally like this.
Place 2 squares together...(one unmarked and one marked)
so that the colors are on opposite sides.
Sew again on these newly marked lines.
Cut them apart
Press seams open again.
They will be a little larger than the
2 1/2" square that they need to be at this point...
Use a 2 1/2" square ruler and trim them up...
make sure to align the seams with the lines and corners of the ruler.
I like to use a rotating mat when I am trimming blocks on all 4 sides.
Now add the hourglass blocks to your design board...
and sew your block together just like you would a 9 - patch.
The back of my block:)
6 1/2" unfinished Summer Star...
I love it!
Now build your barn:)
We're having a hexie kind of day in my barn...
we even have pins flying up to the rafters!
Can't wait to see your Summer Star blocks and
Quilty Barn #10!!!