Monday, November 10, 2014

Patriotic "Twin Stars" for Mardie

I have been wanting to have a patriotic themed quilt. 
With a supply of red, white and blue chosen to make into stars, I am ready!

First of all, I will be sending you ALL of the fabric that you will need. (2 1/2" strips or squares.)
The final square is 8 /2" to 9". Please do not trim it.
ALL seams are 1/4". Some seams are pressed to the dark, some pressed open.

Here are the two squares that will make up the quilt. You can see how the blues will work with the reds.


We will be stitching the square on the LEFT: THE STAR!

Your packet of fabric contains the following:
2  2 1/2" squares of blue and white stripe
2  2 1/2" squares of blue and white floral
1 strip of 2 1/2" wide cream
1 strip (or squares) of 2 1/2" Red floral
1 strip (or squares) of 2 1/2" Blue paisley

A. Sew four patch unit:
You will need TWO blue & white striped 2 1/2" squares and TWO blue & white floral 2 1/2" squares.
Sew squares and press to the dark blue. Then sew rectangles and press seam open.

PLEASE ORIENT STRIPES AND FLOWERS ACCORDING TO THE EXAMPLE!



B. Sew 4 sets of flying geese:
Cut the cream strip of fabric into Four  4 1/2" X 2 1/2" rectangles.
You will need Eight 2 1/2" squares of the blue paisley.
Draw a line from corner to corner of the blue paisley squares.
Place 1 blue square in the corner of the cream rectangle. Sew on the drawn line.
Press to the dark. Trim 1/4". Press again.

Place the second blue paisley square in the opposite corner of the cream rectangle.
Sew, press and trim as before.

 

C. Assembling the star:
You will need Four 2 1/2" squares of the red with flowers fabric.
Sew the Red squares  to the left and right ends of the top flying geese piece. Then TWO to the bottom flying geese.

PLEASE ORIENT STRIPES AND FLOWERS ACCORDING TO THE EXAMPLE!

 Sew the three sections together. Press seams open. 

 Ta Da!

Just in time for a patriotic Christmas!

Hope you enjoy this.
Thanks, Mardie









2 comments:

  1. Fun! I've always loved the Ohio Star!!

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  2. This is going to look neat! Can't wait to start.

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