Oh, My Stars Block #1 Nelson’s Victory

    Oh, My Stars!

Block #1: Nelson’s Victory. Remember that all blocks need to be 6.5 inches squared. I have provided the measurements that you will need. As I get a little confused on directions, I will post the link for you below.

You will need:

A. Four 2 inch squares of a light color and four 2.5 inch squares cut in half diagonally.

B. Four 2 inch squares of a medium to dark color cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles.

C. Two 2 inch squares of a neutral color cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles.

The remainder of the instructions for sewing the block together can be found at http://www.quilterscache.com/N/NelsonsVictoryBlock.html.

A note: I find it easier to make half-square triangle blocks rather than flying geese for the center of the block.

I have chosen 2 shades of red and a cream for the background. I will be posting a picture of my finished block this afternoon.  I actually have a huge bin full of 10 inch squares that I plan to use for this quilt.  A very odd selection of interesting fabrics that are not exactly my favorite.  But I figure I can cut them small enough where the print isn’t too loud.  

IMG_0450These are the prints that I chose.


IMG_0452The center pinwheel of the block using half square triangles instead of flying geese.


IMG_0454 The block laid out before sewing.

IMG_0456The finished 6.5 inch square block.   Stay tuned next Saturday for the second block.  The third block will be posted early on March 14 as we will  be out of that town that weekend.  Enjoy!


About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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