7.13.2011

Star Quilt {Arkansas Star} Month 6

**If you've been following along since the beginning this block was not in the original pattern. I have decided to switch a few of the blocks out so this quilt project stays at a beginner level.**

This month we are making the Arkansas Star.

You will need one background print and two star prints.
Cutting:
From background fabric 4 - 4 1/2"x4 1/2" squares.
From background fabric lay fabric on top of each other, 4 layers, two right side up and two wrong side up.
Cut 4 pieces 5 3/8"x2 5/8"
Cut those four pieces in half on the diagonal.
You will end up with 8 triangles, 4 for each side.
From your two prints cut two squares from each print 4 7/8"x4 7/8"
Press all four of those blocks in half.
Then cut them on the diagonal.
Also from your two prints cut one square from each print that is 5 1/4"x5 1/4".
Lay those two squares together right sides together, draw a diagonal line across and then stitch 1/4" on each side of the line.
Cut on the line after stitching.
After cutting you will have two squares that look like the one above.
Lay those two squares together, butting seams, right sides together, draw a diagonal line and stitch 1/4" on both sides.
Cut on the line after stitching.
Open and press.
You will have two blocks that look like this for the center.
You will only be using one of them for this block.
Now take those triangles that you cut before.
Stitch a background triangle onto each side.
You will end up with two blocks from each print that look like the one above.
Now sew the block together in three rows.
And there is your finished block!


All blocks in this quilt should be unfinished at 12 1/2"x 12 1/2"

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