Saturday, 15 July 2017

Medallion Quilt Month 7

This month's block is the Double Star block. The Double Star block uses half square triangles, flying geese, and squares.

Double Star

This is a 12 1/2'' unfinished or 12'' finished block.

 All seams allowances are 1/4''.

Cutting:

Dark fabric:   A  4-  3 1/2 '' x 3 1/2''  
                      B   4- 2'' x 2''
Medium Fabric: C   1- 7 1/4'' x 7 1/4''
                           D   1- 4 1/4'' x 4 1/4''
                           E   1- 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' 
Background Fabric:  F  4- 4'' x 4''
                                 G  4- 2 1/2'' x 2 1/2''

Step 1:

1. On the back of all F pieces draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
2.Place two squares on top of piece C matching opposite corners and right sides together. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 1a.
3. Cut diagonal through all squares see diagram 1b.

diagram 1

4. Place a piece F on one of the units from 3 above, see diagram 2a.
5. This will yield two flying geese. Sew a 1/4" seam on both sides of the line and cut along the drawn line, see diagram 2b. 
6.  Repeat for other unit.
7. This makes four flying geese.

diagram 2

Step 2:

1. Repeat Step 1, using pieces G and D.

Step 3:

1. Join a piece B to both ends of the 3 1/2'' x 2'' flying geese unit. See diagram 3.

diagram 3
Step 4:

1. Join a piece A to both ends of the 6 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' flying geese unit. See diagram 3.

Step 5:

1. Join the rows. See diagram 4.
2. Press in the direction of the arrows.
3. This is the center star of the block.




Step 6:

1. Join as per diagram 5.

diagram 5

You can get a PDF of this block free in my Craftsy Store.

I hope everyone is having fun making their blocks. I would love to see any of the blocks you have made, you can post to Instagram using  #stitchinathomemedallion2017 




1 comment :

  1. The double star block is such a fun and versatile design. I hope the medallion quilt along is going well for everyone!

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