Thanks for stopping by for a visit:)
It's Week 32 in our
Today I'm sharing yet another
classic vintage block from
my grandma's pattern basket.
I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric
and one of my Bee Backgrounds
for today's block.
This is a traditional vintage star block
and I'm calling mine
When I was growing up...
September meant going back to
school because for us
summer ended after Labor Day weekend.
Grandma played a BIG part in our
schooling and she often said that she thought it would have been
rewarding to be a teacher.
And she really would have been a good one!
She especially loved all subjects
and I remember reading so many
of my reports to her
for her correction and approval:)
Approval from grandma meant a lot to me
and I often wrote my papers to
impress her instead of my teachers...
because I knew if I impressed her
that my teachers would
give me a good grade.
I remember after reading them
to my parents...they would give me their help too of course...
and then Mom would say
"okay...run over and read it
to Mama and see what she thinks:)
(both of my parents called their parents
Mama and Daddy their entire lives)
Long story not so short...
that's why I've chosen
to do this block today and to
call it September Star:)
Let's get started!
From the background cut:
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
8 - 2 1/2" squares
From this print for the corners cut:
4 - 2 1/2" squares
For the center cut:
1 - 4 1/2" square
For the star points cut:
8 - 2 1/2" squares
Start by adding an easy corner triangle onto each side of the rectangles.
Mark a line or use the
Seams Sew Easy Guide
You will need to trim and press one side first before you can add the other.
You should have 4 flying geese units that measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Now add an ECT onto
each corner of the center square.
You will need to add these two
first before you can add the other two.
You should have one
square in a square unit
that measures 4 1/2" square
It's time to lay your pieces out
like this and sew your star together.
Now you can add the corners...
For some reason I forgot to
take a photo of the back of my block...
but I pressed all of my seams open
except for the corners:)
should measure 8 1/2" square BEFORE
we sew it into our big beautiful quilt:)
Thanks for visiting with me today
about school days...
more grandma memories and
another vintage block!
I'll see you back here
in two weeks for more:)
If you are just joining us...
click on each block that we have
done so far to go to the tutorial:
6. Vintage Lily
7. Star Shine
9. Egg Money
10. Quilting Bee
11. Sunday Star
12. Sweet as Honey
13. Bear Hug Block
16. Farmers Daughter
21. 4th of July Flag
22. Playing Card
23. Penny Candy
25. Family Reunion
27. Shade Tree