This makes a 9" block!

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It's done more traditionally with the center square in the color of the secondary star tip color, but let's live right on the edge and change that!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

** Use SCANT 1/4" seam allowances throughout **

First mark and cut your Color 1, plaid, 3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strip into two 3-7/8" squares. Stack and cut these once on the diagonal to get four half square triangles...

Next mark and cut the Color 3  3-1/2" x 17-1/2" strip into five 3-1/2" squares...

Now stack and cut the Color 2 and Color 3  4-1/4" squares on the diagonal. Stack the resulting triangles and cut on the other diagonal to make eight quarter square triangles...

Sew the Color 2 and Color 3 quarter square triangles together in pairs as shown at left. Press seam allowance towards the darker fabric. Sew a Color 1 half square triangle to each pair of QSTs. Press seam allowances towards the half square triangle. This will give you four star tip units. These should measure 3-1/2"...on to Page 2

Oct 2 2001 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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