Star Block of the Month: December is the Puzzle Star #starbotm
I’m so thrilled to have Charlotte Newland leading our first-ever Block of the Month adventure! Charlotte will be teaching a class on this month’s block, the Puzzle Star, on Monday, 14 December, 6:30pm – 9pm. If you’re following along at home, you can find all of the blog posts about the Star Block of the Month here and we sell kits here. Don’t forget to tag any Instagram posts related to the Star Block of the Month with #starbotm. Take it away, Charlotte!
Welcome back to the Star Block of the Month! We’ve almost reached the end of our starry journey, and are finishing with a nice simple block – the Puzzle Star
This block is made up entirely of half-square triangles, and we will be making two 12 inch blocks (12.5 inches unfinished), without sashing. This diagram gives you the arrangement of colours in the block. As usual, the blank areas are sewn from background fabric:
Cut the following for each block:
Let’s make those HSTs. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the eight 4.5” background squares, and put them in pairs with the colour 1 and colour 2 squares:
Sew a scant 1/4” from each side of the drawn line on each pair, then cut along the line to make two HSTs:
Press with the seam towards the darker fabric, and trim to 3.5” x 3.5”, making sure the 45º line on your ruler is in line with the seam. You will end up with eight HSTs in each colour:
Lay out the pieces according to the block diagram and sew together. Easy peasy!
Stay tuned for next week, when I’ll be showing you how to join all your blocks together to make the quilt top.