Well this is turning out to be rather fun and not so hard after all. One of the ladies is sharing a You Tube video to cut all of the fabric but I do not cut all of my fabric at once. For me this is more of a cut and sew process.
Here are the first two blocks.
Here are my finished blocks for the HST Star Block
Don't get confused because I am making TWO quilts, so that is why you are seeing two of every step. I know... I am crazy.
Here is the design board for the watermelon fabric grouping.
You will need 1 yard and 4 inches for the A fabric choice. I used white but I am seeing others use a solid darker color for that choice like this example.
Cutting Directions for the HST Star Block
HST= Half Square Truangle
RST = Right Sides Together
**Color A or the white tone on tone: you will sse the 1 .25 yards of fabric
You will need to cut 12x 4'"x 4" pieces of color A for both of the blocks. (You will only make one HST Star Block and one HST Pinwheel block in this first week.)
Cut 4x 3" x 3" squares and 8x 2" x 5.5" rectangles.
**Color D are the points of the star: 10" x 20" piece of fabric
You will need to cut 8x 4'"x 4" pieces of color D.
**Color G is the accent fabric of the star: 1 FQ for week #1 and #2
You will need to cut 4x 3" x 3" squares for the week.
**Color J is the small center block: - cut a 6" square fabric piece
You will need to cut 2x 2" x 2" squares - one for the HST Star Block and one for the HST Pinwheel block.
The first step is to match the 4" blocks RST (right sides together) and draw a diagonal line. Using a 1/4" seam, stitch down each side of the diagonal line.
Then cut down the marked line to make two half square triangles.
Press the triangles to the DARK side. They suggest using a Bloc Loc Ruler. I absolutely love this ruler and it is the only way I can get accurate HST. You can buy the ruler at Scrap & Sew. Call the store to see if we have the 6 1/2" ruler. We can order it for you as well.
Here is a video in how to use it and a few other rulers.
Once you trim all of your HST to a 3" x 3" block you are reay to assemble your block. I layed all my pieces first to make sure I had it done correctly. I used a 1/4 seam and pressed the seams to one side.
Here is a video that demonstrates both of the squares in the first week. Complete the HST Star Block and set aside. Tomorrow I will feature the HST Pinwheel block.
Please feel free to share your blocks and I will post them below.
See you tomorrow!