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Oh, My Stars Block #23, The 5-Patch Star

Hello again!

Welcome back to Oh, My Stars Mystery Quilt.  This is block #23 and is called the 5-Patch Star.  This is the last block that you will need to make 3 each.  After this, you will have 2 blocks left to make, but you will need 4 of each.  This will give us a total of 48 blocks.

If you look at the block I posted earlier, block #21, Sister’s Choice, it goes together basically the same way and looks very similar to it.  It is not listed in quilterscache.com, but it is listed in the EQ and Block Base programs.

Color Choices:  You will need 4 colors, 2 lights and 2 darks.

Cutting Directions:

For Dark #1:  You will need to cut eight 1 ¾ inch squares; and also four 2 inch squares cut in half to give 8 triangles.

For Light #1:  You will need to cut four 2 inch squares cut in half to give 8 triangles.

For Dark #2:  You will need to cut five 1 ¾ inch squares.

For Light #2:  You will need to cut four 1 ¾ inch squares.

Sewing Directions:

There are 2 ways to do this block and I am just going to mention the one that works for me, the easiest.  The other involves a lot of separate blocks being formed but by doing it my way, it’s a lot less work. 

For the center, you will have a 9-patch.  Using a dark #1 and a print in the center, form your bottom and top part of the patch.  But in the center, you will need to use a dark #2 on the outside and center with a print on the inside.  Sew this together as 5 squares to form the center horizontal strip.  But do not sew together yet.  Then using the remainder of the half square triangles, form the outside star.

In summary, you will need to make half square triangles and a 9-patch for the center.

Pictures will be posted later.

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