8.17.2011

Star Quilt {Martha Washington's Star}


Martha Washington's Star



Cutting:
Background fabric
4- 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
1- 7 1/4"x7 1/4" square cut in 1/4ths diagonally
2- 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares cut in 1/2 diagonally
1- 4 1/4"x4 1/4" square cut in 1/4ths diagonally



Dark print
4- 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares cut in half diagonally



Red print
1- 4 1/4"x4 1/4" square cut in 1/4ths diagonally



Begin by sewing the small red triangles to the small background triangles. As shown in the image above. You will need 4 of these pieces.



Now sew the medium background triangle to the red and background piece. As shown in the image above. Make four of these.



Sew those four blocks together to make one center pinwheel block.



Sew your dark print triangles to the large background triangles, make four of these flying geese.



Now sew two of the flying geese to two of the sides of the pinwheel block.



Sew the 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares to the ends of the remaining two flying geese.



Sew the three sections together to create an unfinished 12 1/2"x 12 1/2" Martha Washington's Star.

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7 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! is the polka dot maroon and grey? if so, what line is it?

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  2. OH my, stars! and more stars!
    I just made this block for a pinwheel sampler quilt out of denim. luv it.
    thanks for sharing. Love the fab. Looks like I need to catch up here. great star blocks the last few posts.Janita

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  3. yay thanks I've been waiting for this block.

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  4. trat's a really nice tutorial. Perfect and clear instructions.
    Thank you for sharing and I'll be using it with my SWAP partners.

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  5. Natalia... I finished two baby boy quilts today using your Itty Bitty pattern. They camem out sweet... Come have a look. I blogged about them today Tues Aug 17th... Thanks again....

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  6. pretty pattern and great fabric choices!

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  7. How nice ! (still haven't done more than the 1st 2 !! ) I like this one !

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