Sunday, March 25, 2018

Christmas All Year Block of the Month - Block Three - Star Quartet

Time for the next block of the Christmas all year Block of the Month!

This month's block is Star Quartet.  This block is actually made from four smaller blocks!  So cute - and you can almost count this as a mini...
Two of the blocks are made with Dark green for the star, and two are made with the background as the star.  Be warned, it can be tricky to sew the background as the star, it was very confusing to my brain at times!

Download the complete pattern, including this blocks:

Christmas All Year Quilt Pattern

For this block you will need to make two sets of eight flying geese units.  Since they are smaller, I used the sew and flip method of making them.  You could sew eight together and have a mini version of last month's block!

But instead, we'll use these to make four 6 1/2 inch star blocks.  Each flying goose will be 3 1/2 x 2 inches before we sew it into the block.

Lay out the blocks like so:

Sew into rows and press seams toward the green or toward the red.  This will make final assembly of the block easier.

Then sew the rows together.
But watch out for those red ones!  I told you they were tricky!

Finished mini blocks:

Sew together with alternate blocks touching each other.  The seams will lay in the opposite direction so they will be easier to sew.

This makes three blocks done now!  I just had to get a picture of all of them on my design wall:

1 comment:

BarefootThunder said...

I love your blocks, I've been telling myself not to join you... You have broken me down with this one!! I will have to pull out my Christmas fabrics and see if I have something for a background.