Tropical Paradise Alternative Mystery Block 1

Our first block for the Alternative Tropical Paradise Mystery is called Dancing Stars.  You will need to make 2 of these.

CUTTING DIRECTIONS FOR 1 BLOCK:

Fabric Needed:  Black, red, yellow and purple.

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From the black, you will need to cut 2 squares 7 inches, cut once diagonally.  IMG_0795 IMG_0796

From the red, you will need to cut 1 square 7 ¼ inches, cut twice diagonally.  IMG_0797

From the yellow, you will need to cut 1 square 7 ¼ inches, cut twice diagonally.   You will have 2 QST left over.  IMG_0798

From the purple, you will need 1 square 7 ¼ inches, cut twice diagonally.   IMG_0799

You will have 2 QST left over.  With the leftover HST, you can either make another block or save them for another project.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:  Now sew together your red and yellow together like this, repeat once.  Then, the do the same for the purple and red, repeat once.

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You will now have 4 units.  Sew the black triangles together.  But watch your triangle placement.  You will have 2 units, top and bottom.  Remember to trim your dog ears or triangles as you sew.

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Sew the bottom and top together, trim and here is your block!

And the finished block:  Dancing Stars!

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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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