Thursday, May 15, 2014

Block 42, 43--Random Ohio Stars, Road to Camp Gravatt

It's been a while since I've posted my block progress but I have been sewing. Here are the blocks most recently completed. It is so fun to only have to pick fabrics for one block at a time. The color palate can change to fit my mood.

Ohio stars are always fun to make because of the cheater way to make the triangles.
The big star is 12" finished. 
The cheat way: cut 2 light and 2 dark squares 1 1/2" bigger than finished size desired, stack light and dark RST , draw a line diagonally from corner to corner and sew 1/4" from each side of line. Cut apart between sewing. Press open. Reposition these half square triangle units RST with light on dark and draw line from corner to corner. Repeat sewing. Cut. Now you've got 4 quarter square triangle blocks! Trim to exact size needed. 

This small star is 6" finished. 

This quilt has Puss In the Corner blocks that are set with wonky sashing that produces stars in the posts. I made 4 blocks with sashing in between to get one star in the center.

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