1.30.2015

How to: Pale Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

I've mentioned before that in creating these tutorials I've grown so much, but today I was thinking that I've learned a lot about myself. I've learned that my fabric and color choices go in phases, last week I was totally into gray, this week I'm digging blue. Do you do this too?

Today's block is:
Pale Star
I think this block is really cool, and I really like it with the blue background, however I did sketch it out with a white background below.
Cutting:
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square)
Dark Blue fabric - 4 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
4 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
Light Blue fabric - 2 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these
White fabric - 1 - 6 1/2"x6 1/2" square
2 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these

Sewing:
Place one white and one dark blue 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares together, right sides together. 
Sew 1/4" on both sides of the diagonal line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the dark.
Sew one more set of dark blue and white 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares. You need four half square triangle units.
Sew the blue and dark blue 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares together like you did with the blue and white squares. You will also need four of these units.
Sew one light blue and dark blue, and one dark blue and white half square triangle units together.
Press.
Make a total of four of these units.
Sew one dark blue 3 1/2" square, one flying geese unit and one dark blue 3 1/2" square together.
Press.
Make two of these units, exactly the same.
Sew one flying geese unit, one 6 1/2" white square and one flying geese unit together as shown in the illustration above.
Press.
Sew the three rows together.
Press.
That was a fun block, right? If you want to put it together in a quilt top, like the one above, 96"x96". You will need to make 64 blocks and you'll need the following fabrics:
Dark Blue - 5 5/8 yards
Light Blue - 2 yards
White - 4 yards
And, just because I wanted to see what a girly version of this quilt would look like I sketched it in gray and pink. I think it's super duper cute this way too!

Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing all these blocks! I am not sure when I will get around to it, but I will someday!

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  2. Wonderful block and love both layout.Thanks so much for thes month of blocks!!

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