To make the log corners, follow the steps at left. Step
one: sew a Color 4 square to a Color 5 square. Step Two:
Sew a Color 4 2-1/2" rectangle to the previous unit. Step
Three: Sew a Color 3 2-1/2" rectangle to the
Step Four: Sew a Color 3
3-1/2" rectangle to the previous unit. Step Five: Sew
a Color 2 3-1/2" rectangle to the previous unit. Step
Six: Sew a Color 2 4-1/2" rectangle to the previous
unit. Make four units like this. These should measure
Now place a Color 1 and Color 6 5-1/4"
square right sides together and edges aligned. Draw in the
diagonal on the back of the top square and stitch a scant
1/4" away from the line on both sides of it. Cut apart on the
drawn line. Now also cut each of the resulting triangles on the
OPPOSITE diagonal. This will give you four pieced triangles. Sew
them together as shown at nearest right to make one Hourglass
unit. Make four of these. trim to measure 4-1/2" if needed...
Now lay out all units as shown at left, with the
extra Color 1 4-1/2" square as the block's center. Sew
three horizontal rows, pressing row seams in alternating
directions. Join the rows to finish your Fading Star block! ...on
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