OH, MY STARS, BLOCKS #19 AND 20 STAR X AND 3-PATCH QUILT

Good Morning!

Welcome back to Oh, My Stars Mystery Quilt.  We will be doing 2 blocks today.  The first one is called Star X and will be block #19.  This is the last block that you need to make 2 of for this scrappy quilt!  I was unable to find a pattern for it at Quilters Cache, but if you have EQ or Block Base you can find it under the same name with directions.

I am still sewing mine together later today but I do have the instructions below and will be posting pictures later this evening.

For this block you will need 4 colors, 2 lights and 2 darks.  As usual I am using 10 inch squares from my stash.  Remember all blocks are 6.5 inches unfinished.

Cutting Directions:

  1.  From Dark #1 you will need to cut the following:  Two 2 7/8 squares cut in half to give 4 triangles.  You will also need one 3/1/4 cut into quarters diagonally to give 4 triangles.  You will only need 2 of these.  I suggest using the scraps from your other blocks and mixing and matching to save on wasted fabric.

  2. From Light #1 you will need to cut the following:  Two 2 7/8 squares cut in half to give 4 triangles.

  3. From Dark #2, you will need to cut the following:  Three 3 1/4  inch squares cut in half to give 12 triangles.  You will only need 10 of these.  I suggest using the scraps from your other blocks and mixing and matching to save on wasted fabric.

  4. From Light #2, you will need to cut the following:  Three 2 7/8 squares cut in half to give 8 triangles.

Sewing Directions:

Are fairly easy but you have to watch the placement of your triangles or you might wind up with another block!

You will need 4 half square triangles of one light and one dark for the outside corners.

You will then need to make five 4-X blocks for the center and outer blocks.

 

Now for Block #20.  This is called 3-Patch Quilt Block.  Here is when you need to make 3 blocks each but that is only for four blocks, for a total of 12 blocks.  I understand that my numbering may be off to you but when you count the blocks up altogether there will be 48 blocks measuring 6.5 inches unfinished.  After we finish these 12 blocks, there will be only 2 blocks left to make but you will need 4 each for a total of 8 blocks. 

Again, I looked for it at Quilters Cache and it is not listed there, nor at Block Base or EQ, unless it’s under a name I am not familiar with.

For this block you will need 4 colors, 2 lights and 2 darks.  As usual I am using 10 inch squares from my stash.  Remember all blocks are 6.5 inches unfinished.

Cutting Directions: 

  1.  From Light #1, you will need the following:  Four 2 inch squares.

  2. From Light #2, you will need the following:  Four 2 inch squares.

  3. From Dark #1, you will need the following:  Four 2 inch squares cut in half diagonally to give 8 triangles.

  4. From Dark #2, you will need the following:  One 4 ¼ inch square cut into quarters diagonally to give 4 triangles.

Sewing Directions:   For the center, you will need to make a 4-patch with 2 each of the light fabrics.

Going kitty corner, you will need to place the remaining 4 squares in the opposite corners of the 4-patch center. 

You will use the triangles to make flying geese units on the outside of the 4-patch to form the star.

And that is how it goes together, very easily if you know the formula and pay attention to your triangle placement.

I will be posting pictures later this evening.  Thanks for playing along!

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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