Welcome to the eleventh and last day of our Burlap Brights Block Hop! We hope you've enjoyed the eleven block tutorials our designing friends have been sharing here this week and last week. Be sure to stop by each day to see a new block and have a chance to win some Burlap Brights for yourself!
Today, Wendy from Ivory Spring is sharing her block. Check out her tutorial and then scroll to the bottom of this post to enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the six Burlap Brights prints featured in our hop.
Hello Everyone, this is Wendy from Ivory Spring. I am brightly happy to be participating in Benartex's Burlap Brights blog hop. It's always fun to be part of Benartex's hops.
So the idea is to use 6 colors from the fabric line to construct a 12" block. Because I am kind of on a personal quest to see how many ways I could doctor and use the sawtooth star block, my block is a sawtooth star variation block. I am calling my it Happy Go Around Star!
Supplies and cutting:
For this block, we will be using all 6 Burlap Bright fabrics and 1/8y of white ground fabric.
From white ground fabric, cut
4 (4" x 4") squares
6 (3 1/2" x 3 1/2") squares
4 (1 1/2" x 3 ") rectangles
From blue, green and purple fabrics, cut
1 (4" x 4") square
From red fabric, cut
1 (4" x 4") square
1 (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") square
From yellow and orange fabrics, cut
1 (3 1/2" x 3 1/2") square
2 (2" x 2") squares
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the colored squares, except for the (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") red square.
2. Using the green square as example. Place (4" x 4") green square, right sides together, on 1 (4" x 4") white square. Sew 1/4" away from, and on right and left sides of drawn line.
Cut along drawn line. Open and press to yield 2 half-square-triangle (HST) units.
Repeat for the red, blue, purple (4" x 4") as well as the yellow and orange (3 1/2" x 3 1/2") squares, using white squares of corresponding sizes.
3. Lining up the diagonal line of the HST units against the 45 degree line of the ruler, trim the red, purple, blue and green HST units to measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" raw edge to raw edge, and yellow and orange HST units to measure 3" x 3" raw edge to raw edge.
4. Making Block Center.
Sew 1 yellow HST unit and 1 orange HST unit to the opposite long sides of 1 (1 1/2" x 3") white rectangles. Repeat to make 2 pieced rows.
Sew 2 (1 1/2" x 3") white rectangles to the opposite sides of 1 (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") red squares into a pieced rows.
Sew the rows together to complete block center.
5. Sew 1 green HST and 1 purple HST together into a pieced column. Repeat to make 2 columns, and add to the right and left sides of block center.
6. Making Corner Unit.
Place 1 (2" x 2") yellow square, right sides together, on 1 (3 1/2" x 3 1/2") white square. Sew on drawn line. Trim 1/4" away from sewn line. Open and press to reveal yellow corner triangle.
Repeat to make a total of 2 yellow and 2 orange corner units.
7. Arrange and sew together 1 yellow corner unit, 1 orange corner unit, 1 red HST and 1 purple HST into a pieced row. Repeat to make 2 rows, and add to the remaining opposite sides of block center to complete block.
You can easily make a number of these blocks, and sew them to make a quilt.
My husband walked by my work station, and commented how he liked the block! So, I will be making a few more blocks myself to turn it into a quilt!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have liked my Happy Go Around Star block. The colors sure make one happy, don't they?!
Even more so, I hope you have enjoyed seeing the other designers' creatively designed blocks!
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