CHOOSE CON­TRAST­ING DARK AND LIGHT FAB­RICS SO THE STAR DE­SIGN RE­ALLY STANDS OUT

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - ICE TONES -

FAB­RICS USED

Print fab­rics are XOXO in Toy Boat Gold and Sprin­kle in Jelly Bracelet from the Ba­sics col­lec­tion by Cot­ton+Steel.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From back­ing fab­ric cut one (1) 22in x 16in rec­tan­gle and one (1) 22in x 10in rec­tan­gle.

2

From the dark fab­ric cut:

■ Four (4) 3in x 5½in rec­tan­gles.

■ One (1) 5½in square.

■ Four (4) 3in squares.

■ Four (4) 3½in squares.

■ Four (4) 3½in squares. Cut each square in half di­ag­o­nally to make a to­tal of eight (8) tri­an­gles (Sec­tion 1 on FPP tem­plate).

■ Four (4) 6in squares. Cut each square in half di­ag­o­nally to make a to­tal of eight (8) tri­an­gles (Sec­tion 5 on FPP tem­plate).

3

From the light fab­ric cut:

■ Six­teen (16) 3in squares. ■ Four (4) 3½in squares. ■ Twelve (12) 3½in squares. Cut each square in half di­ag­o­nally to make a to­tal of twenty-four (24) tri­an­gles (Sec­tions 2, 3 and 4 on FPP tem­plate).

4

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut five (5) 2½in x 22in strips.

MAK­ING THE CEN­TRE STAR

5

On the re­verse of eight of the light fab­ric 3in squares, mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner.

6

Place one square on one side of a 3in x 5½in dark rec­tan­gle, RST. Sew along the di­ag­o­nal. Trim ¼in from the sewn line and press the cor­ner open (Fig 1).

7

Re­peat with an­other square on op­po­site cor­ner to cre­ate one FG unit (Fig 2). Re­peat to make a to­tal of four FG units.

8

Ar­range your FG units with one 5½in dark square and four 3in dark squares, as

shown (Fig 3). Sew into rows, then join the rows to com­plete the cen­tre star.

MAK­ING THE STAR POINTS

9

Take one copy of the Star Point FPP tem­plate. Place a Sec­tion 1 fab­ric tri­an­gle on the un­marked side of the tem­plate, so it cov­ers all of Sec­tion 1, plus at least ¼in all the way around. Pin in place.

10

Place a Sec­tion 2 tri­an­gle RST with the Sec­tion 1 tri­an­gle, match­ing up the raw edges on the side where Sec­tions 1 and 2 will be joined. Make sure that when folded back along the seam line, Sec­tion 1 will be cov­ered by the fab­ric plus at least ¼in all the way around. Pin in place.

11

Turn the tem­plate over to the printed side and now stitch along the marked line be­tween Sec­tions 1 and 2, back­stitch­ing at the be­gin­ning and end of the seam. Fold the tem­plate away from the seam and trim to ¼in. Then un­fold the tem­plate, turn to the fab­ric side, flip Sec­tion 2 open and press.

12

Re­peat steps 9–11 to piece the re­main­ing sec­tions in nu­mer­i­cal or­der. Trim along the dot­ted seam al­lowance line and re­move the paper to com­plete one Star Point block.

13

Re­peat steps 9–12 to piece a to­tal of eight Star Point blocks.

MAK­ING THE OUTER COR­NERS

14

Pair a light fab­ric and dark fab­ric 3½in square, RST. Draw a di­ag­o­nal on the re­verse of the light fab­ric square. Sew ¼in from ei­ther side of the line.

15

Cut along the drawn line and press the HST units open. Trim each unit to 3in square, keep­ing the 45-de­gree line on your ruler aligned with the di­ag­o­nal seam.

16

Ar­range the HSTs with two 3in light fab­ric squares, as shown (Fig 4). Sew to­gether in a four-patch to com­plete one Outer Cor­ner block.

17

Re­peat steps 14-16 to make a to­tal of four Outer Cor­ner blocks.

FIN­ISH­ING THE CUSH­ION

18

Ar­range Cen­tre Star, Star Point blocks and Outer Cor­ner blocks as shown (Fig

5). Sew the side Star Point blocks into pairs, then join to Cen­tre Star. Sew the re­main­ing blocks into rows. Join the rows to the cen­tre.

19

Press the cush­ion top well and layer with the bat­ting. Baste the lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred method. Quilt as de­sired. Col­lette quilted an echo­ing star pat­tern. Trim away ex­cess bat­ting and square up the cush­ion top.

20

Hem each back­ing fab­ric rec­tan­gle along one long edge, us­ing a dou­ble fold ½in hem. Top­stitch in place.

21

Place the cush­ion top right side down. Place the hemmed back­ing pieces on top, right side up, align­ing raw edges with the hems over­lap­ping in the cen­tre. Pin or clip in place. 22

Join the bind­ing strips to­gether end-toend us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half length­wise, WST, and press.

23

Sew the bind­ing to the front of the cush­ion, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner, then fold it over to the back and hand stitch in place to fin­ish.

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