And now we get to move onto another familiar block, the . . .
From your Month #6, Four Links bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list.
And now one last Familiar block, the . . .
From your Month #6, Framed Ohio Star bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list taking into account the following changes. Note - There are a Few Changes to the cutting, but no worries, you will still have plenty of Fabric :) From the Gold Print, cut (4) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares and (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square. From the Blue print cut (1) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square. The Dark Print and Light Print are cut the same as listed.
Gather 2 Black 3 1/2" squares, a Light 3 1/2" square and a Gold 3 1/2" square. Pair them into two groups as shown below.
We will now turn the HST's into Quarter Square Triangles. Align two different HST's with the black triangles opposite as shown below. Place the Light HST onto the Gold HST with right sides together. Align and Nest the center seam. The Black Triangles should be on opposite sides. Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner on the opposite side of the seam. Sew a 1/4" seam on either side of the drawn line. Repeat for both sets of HST's .
Now cut on the drawn line of both sets. Press the seams open to create 4 Quarter Square Triangles. Using a 2 1/2" Square ruler, align the diagonal on the ruler with the diagonal seam and the center circle of the ruler with the center of the block. Trim the block to 2 1/2" square. Trim all 4 Quarter Square Triangle units.
Layout the 4 Quarter Square Triangle units, 4 Gold 2 1/2" squares, and the 1 Blue Center square as shown below.
Place the units in the center column onto the units in the first column with right sides together. Align and Pin and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the 3 pinned edges.
Then, place the units in the last column onto the units in the center column with right sides together. Align and Pin and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the 3 pinned edges.
Press the seams in the first and third row out towards the Gold squares. Press the seams in the second row in towards the Blue square.
Now, place the First Row onto the Second Row with right sides together. Align and Pin the seams and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge. When stitching, be sure to stitch directly along the bottom of the thread V's to give you perfect points.
And now, place the Third Row onto the Second Row with right sides together. Align and Pin the seams and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge catching the points of your thread V's. Press the last 2 seams open.
Now layout, the 4 light rectangles around the Ohio Star Unit as shown.
Place the 2 short rectangles onto the sides of the Ohio Star Unit with right sides together. Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.
Press the seams outwards. Place the 2 longer rectangles onto the top and bottom of the pieced center square with right sides together. Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges. Once again, Press the seams outwards.
And now you have made a Framed Ohio Star Block that should be measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" unfinished.
You are absolutely amazing!!!!!ReplyDelete
The gold filler cutting directions for this month indicate to cut the fabric 2 1/2“ x 8“. I liked that fabric this month and hoped to use it, but when you get to the sewing instructions you realize this piece must be 8 1/2 inches long not 8 inches. Therefore the gold filler fabric if you have followed The cutting instructions is useless. Was disappointed 😔ReplyDelete
Thanks for letting me know. I will note this in the tutorial for the future. And you can always sew a 1" x 2 1/2" piece onto the end to make it large enough :)Delete
Hi there. I need help. I’ve completely lost control of my strips. The first batch I put in baggies and numbered them. The second set I put clips on and lettered them. I’m using the second set for month 6 following the instructions. But I have a bunch of the first batch. Am I just supposed to keep those for further down the line?? I am definitely struggling with the stripsReplyDelete
Those from the first batch become scraps. You will get new strips in month 7 to be used for month 7, 8, and 9 and so after you are done month 6 the second set of strips become scraps as well ;)Delete
Suggestion, remove, “cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list” on the 8” Framed Ohio Star.ReplyDelete