Blue and Cream Patchwork Block Idea

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This fun twist on an Ohio Star is a great block to do

A 1/4″ seam is used throughout

From Blue

Cut 2 Squares 5 1/8″ – cut in half on the diagonal twice (8 Triangles)

Cut 2 square 4 7/8″ – cut in half on the diagonal (4 Triangles – one will be wasted)

Cut 1 square 4 1/2″

From Cream

Cut 2 Squares 5 1/8″ – cut in half on the diagonal twice (8 Triangles)

Cut 2 square 4 7/8″ – cut in half on the diagonal (4 Triangles – one will be wasted)

Cut 1 square 4 1/2″

Construction

Hour_GlaSS_dIAGRAM

Make 4 Hour glass blocks – ¬†using 2 small triangles of blue and 2 small of cream (Cut from the 5 1/8″ squares) -Sew in Pairs (1 blue/ 1 Cream) Right sides together.Press seam to the dark side, then join the pairs to make one block, trim ‘ears’ – repeat 3 more times – see diagram

hALF_sQURE_dIAGRAM

Make Half square triangle blocks – using 2 large triangles 1 blue and 1 cream sew Right Sides together. Press seam to the dark side, trim ‘ears’. Make 3 of these.

Lay out block using diagram above as a guide. Sew in rows, then join the rows together, nesting seams (one to the right the other to the left to minimize bulk at the points).

Press well. Your block should now measure 12.5″ raw edge to raw edge

 

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