This makes a 9" block and is part paper piecing ! 

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Click here for the template!

The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try a Wind and Stars Block! You will need to print out one copy of the template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper.

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by marking and cutting the Color 1 and Color 3  3-7/8" x 11-5/8" strips into three 3-7/8" squares of each...



Stack the squares and cut them once on the diagonal to get six half square triangles of each. You only need five of each for this block, so save the extras for another block or project!



Sew pairs of half square triangles right sides together using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seam to dark side. Square these back to measure 3-1/2" if needed. Make five units like this...


Paper piece the lower left unit. Sew together three half squares for the block's top row. Sew together two half squares for the block's right side unit. Join the side half squares and the paper pieced unit, then add the top row, and it's all done!

...on to Page 2!


August 5 2003 Marcia Hohn


Original Block