'Square & Star' Block Sewing Tutorial

Thursday, 23 July 2015



Hello!

It's been a little while since I've posted a craft tutorial on the blog (sorry!!) and I thought it was overdue. I found this pattern in one of my print outs and thought it was such a simple but effective design. I'm so excited to share it with you all today!

Now, I hadn't ever completed any projects quite like this one and I actually found a little difficult. My block certainly isn't perfect but I am still very much a beginner and that's what practice is for. In saying this, I am very happy with the results and I hope its a project you'll enjoy too. I'll definitely do a follow up and complete this block again soon hopefully rectifying my issues.

Now, lets get started.


Preparation

 From light fabric:

4 x 3 1/2" squares sub cut on both diagonals to make 16 triangles (A)
4 x 2 1/2" squares (B)
1 x 3 3/8" square (C)

From patterned fabric:
 
2 x 3 1/4" squares sub cut on both diagonal to make 8 triangles (D)
2 x 2 7/8" squares sub cut on one diagonal to make 4 triangles (E)
4 x 1 7/8" squares (F)

The finished block will measure 8".

Assembly
 

Stitch an (E) triangle to one side of the (C) square and press the seams open. Repeat this on all sides of the square until the centre of your block looks like the image below.

 

 
The next step is to stitch the (A) and (D) triangles together like above. Repeat to make 8 triangle units.
 
 
The remainder of your (A) triangles will be used in this step. Stitch these triangles to either sides of your (F) squares. Be sure that your (A) triangle on one side is upside-down like above. Repeat to make all four of these units.


Using the (AD) Triangles from earlier, stitch them on either side of the four (AF) units like above. Make sure to take extra care here to ensure your seams align.


Now that all of the components of this block are complete, its time to sew them all together in place. I started by stitching two of the (ADAF) units to the centre piece before combining the corners on the top and bottom units.
 


And that's it!
 

As always, if you create this block, I'd love to see hear how it turned out! I really hope you enjoyed this project and I promise it wont be long before a brand new post is up.

I hope you're having a great week and I'll see you again soon!

Love Megan xo
 

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