Christmas Star Quilt Tutorial
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Now onto the tutorial….A post from Kelli–
This post has been updated to add more pictures:
This is the quilt…
To make it you need to make this block. I know-you are thinking but that doesn’t make a star. Trust me, it will.
1. To make one block, you will need 2-2.5″ red squares, 4-2.5″ green squares, 6-2.5″ squares, and 4-2.5″ half square triangles. I used my easy angle ruler to make the half square triangles with 2.5″ strips, however if you would feel more comfortable using a different method, you may. (The most common method other than an easy angle ruler is to cut squares at 2 7/8′, draw a line on the diagonal and sew on each side of the line. Cut then on the line.) If you don’t know how to use an easy angle ruler, here is a link that shows you how.
2. To make the block, we will be making 2 parts. The first part is made up of a red square, neutral square, and 2 half square triangles. Assemble the pieces as shown. Press to the red or neutral square (path of least resistance). Join and press. To make one block, make to of these star point parts.
3. This is the second part that will be needed for the block. Make a basic 4-patch using green and neutral squares. Press to the green squares. You will need two of these parts to complete the block.
4. Assemble the block as shown. The block should finish at 8.5″ when completed and 8″ when added into the quilt.
It you make this quilt, I would love to see pictures–even it’s a year and a half later!
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