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About A Quilt Sampler QAL #7 : Piecing Block 3


I am back here with the third block for About A Quilt Sampler QAL.


Here is the third block as planned:

From the background fabric (here is white) ;  cut 4 pieces 4 3/4" square & 2 1/2" x 15" strip

For all the four patches, you will need 2 1/2" x 10" strips from three of the fabric and 2 1/2" x 5" strips for one of the fabric which will be the centre four patch.

For the sharp hidden star points, you will need two pieces of each of green and red with the size 2 5/8" x 5 1/4".

For the hidden star points, take the 2 5/8" x 5 1/4" pieces and stack the four pieces as shown, and cut diagonally. The two pairs have an opposite diagonal cut.

 Fold the 4 3/4" square background fabric in half and crease the fold just so slightly at the top. 
Cut diagonally from the bottom corner to the mark as shown below:

Now you have the complete cut pieces for the star points.

Piece the points to the background fabric by aligning the point fabric to the equilateral triangle as so that the 1/4" seam would meet at the diagonal edge

Do the same for the other half  of the point and all of the other 3 blocks

Trim the little block to 4 1/2" square

As for the four patches, sew the strips right side together on one of the long side. Make sure you pair them with the right one as you want it in the patches.

Cut the strips into 10 pieces of 2 1/2" strips as shown below

Pieces the 2 1/2" strips into 5 four patches and arrange them for the 9 patch block. Sew them all in rows and piece the rows to complete your block.

Trim the block to 12.5" block.

Have fun! I have to say this is my favourite block so far.. 
I hope you like it too. Share on flickr if you made one!