Round Robin Block 10- that’s us!

Around the Block Round Robin- Block #10. It’s our turn! Woo hoo!

We have been very excited to show you our block for the Round Robin. The theme was your favorite quilt block- we love stars and we just couldn’t pick one star block. So we picked two and put them together. We called it Six Stars are Better than One!

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Isn’t it great? I am going to show you how to make the block and some great ideas on other ways to use your block! At then end, there is a downloadable PDF of the instructions as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fabric A- green large star points

Cut: 4 squares 3 ⅞” x 3 ⅞”

Fabric B- pink small star points

Cut: 2 squares 2 ⅞”x 2 ⅞”; 8 squares 1 ⅞” x 1 ⅞”

Fabric C- main print in center star

Cut:5 squares 2 ½” x 2 ½”

 

Fabric D- yellow in corner stars

Cut: 20 squares 1 ½” x 1 ½”

 

Fabric E- white background

Cut: 1 square 7 ¼” x 7 ¼”; 2 squares 2 ⅞”x 2 ⅞”; 

        8 squares 1 ⅞” x 1 ⅞”

 

For this block you will need to make a few HST units (half square triangle)

and some Flying Geese units.

 For both the HST units and the Flying Geese units, you will need to mark some lines. You can draw the cutting line, diagonally corner to corner, and sew ¼” away from the marked line on either side. 

 

Or, as pictured below, you can mark the sewing lines. I like to use the Quilter’s Magic Wand to mark the sewing lines-  
it has a guideline to line up with your diagonal.

Or, you can draw all three lines! Pick the way you like to do it.

 

HST Units

Layer (1) 1 ⅞” x 1 ⅞” square of Fabric B with (1) 1 ⅞” x 1 ⅞” square of Fabric E. 

Draw your lines on the wrong side of lightest square.

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Sew ¼” away from center line on both sides. Cut thru the center. Press to one side. 

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You will have (2) half-square triangle (HST) units. Using the remaining 7 squares 1 ⅞” x 1 ⅞” of Fabric B and E, make a total of 16  HST units that measure 1 ½”  x 1 ½”. Repeat with the 2 squares 2 ⅞”x 2 ⅞” of Fabrics B and E for a total of 4 HST units that measure 2 ½” x 2 ½”.

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Quick, No Waste Flying Geese Units

This is a fun method! 

Layer 2 squares 3 ⅞” x 3 ⅞” of Fabric A, right sides together, on top of the 7 ¼” Fabric E square. Draw your lines across both squares.

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Sew  ¼” away from center line on both sides. Cut thru the center. Press to one side. 

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Layer one of the remaining Fabric A squares on one of the units. They kind of look like hearts! Draw lines again, sew, cut and press.

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Repeat with other unit and you have 4 Flying Geese! Easy peasy!

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Flying Geese units should measure 3 ½” x 6 ½”. Trim tails.

 

Now that you have some HST and Flying Geese units, lets make the star blocks.

The Small Star block uses the 1 ½” Fabric D squares and the 1 ½” HST units.

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Small Star block should measure 3 ½” x 3 ½”. Make 4.

 

The Center Star block uses the 2 ½” x 2 ½” Fabric C squares and the 2 ½” HST units.

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 The Center Star block should measure 6 ½” x 6 ½”. Make 1.

 

Next, sew the star blocks together with the Flying Geese units.

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prints are from Art Gallery Fabrics

 

Your Six Stars are Better than One! Block should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”.

 

So, what else can you do with your block?  

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Well, I took these great fabrics from Riley Blake and made a pillow.

Isn’t is cute? It would be perfect in a kids room. Those rockets and robots are so much fun.           

 

 

 

 

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Or, you could make a table runner. Elizabeth used the print fabrics from the fabric line Emma from Timeless Treasures and created this great runner.

IMG_1784 copyShe made the block in two different ways- the center block has large red star points and the other two blocks have large green star points. A couple of borders and WOW! I just love it.

 

How about a quilt? This used two blocks and the Emma fabrics.Quilt for Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can’t wait to see what you create! Don’t forget to post a picture of your block to be entered to win this week’s sponsor prize from PrimDritz!

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You could win a ruler and mat! Who doesn’t need more of those?

 

 

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Here is the PDF of the directions Six Stars are Better than One!.

And a link back to Becky’s blog.

 

 

happy quilting,

Kate

p.s. Don’t forget to pop over to this blog post and comment to be entered to win one of two McCalls’ Quilting May/June 2014 magazines! Good luck!

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Comments

  1. I love stars and what a beautiful block!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a beautiful block, I am going to make a pillow, Thanks.

  3. Jeannie says:

    This block looks beautiful, can’t wait to try it with my Round robin fabrics!

  4. Minna Levenkron says:

    I’m going to try to make a baby quilt

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