Monday, May 22, 2017

Twinkle Star - Quilter's Recipe Box - Alternate for Quarter Square Triangle Unit

Welcome - today I am showing the last alternate block for Quarter Square Triangle Units.  This time I'll be using three colors in the quarter square triangles and adding four-patch units to the corners.  I call this block Twinkle Star:

For this block you will need a 2 x 17 inch strip of your background fabric, plus a 2 x 17 inch strip of another color.  Two 4 1/4 inch squares for your star points, one 4 1/4 square of your background and one 4 1/4 square that matches the center square, which will be one 3 1/2 inch piece.  All of the fabrics I am using from this are Island Batik.  The lovely colors are from the Dotalicious line - so pretty!  The background is an older cloud pattern, which I am loving with these dots.

Sew the two 2 x 17 inch strips together, cut in half and lay right sides together with opposite colors touching.  Cut 4 2 inch strips and sew together to make four 3 1/2 inch four patch units.  These will go in the corners of your blocks.

I made the quarter square triangles the same way I made the variable star block.  Layer the background square with one of the star squares and the center square with the other star square.  Cut in half diagonally and sew four half square triangle units.

  Layer two sets of the two different units and cut in half diagonally - sew together to make four matching units.

Then lay the out with your finished units like this:

And sew together.   I press the seams away from the triangles where possible and press the long seams toward the outside.  Here is the finished block;
I love playing with the blocks and trying to come up with an interesting layout.  This block will look great in an alternate layout with many other nine patch blocks.  Here it is with one of our five patch variations:

This quilt includes all five of the units we have covered in the last 5 months!  Make sure you come back next Monday - I'll have a fun giveaway for you and we'll be taking a look at all the blocks that have been made so far.  Thanks for following along!


Sally Johnson said...

OMG!!! I love this

Unknown said...

I'm thinking I'll try using up some super hero scraps to make this block! My grandson "believes"!