Star block with border

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stash Blasting Wednesday.

Yesterday, I showed how to create an fast and easy LeMoyne Star block using half square triangles. I had so much fun with that wonderful fabric that I just had to create a couple more stars.

I made 2 more stars but this time they were 8 inch blocks. To make the 8 inch blocks cut the corner background squares 2 ½″ and all the squares for the half square triangles 3 ¼″. They will be squared up to 2 ½″.

The fabric does create some challenges when designing with it as most of the prints in the line are directional.

Christmas trees on green fabric

Green directional trees

Christmas trees on red fabric

Red directional trees

I added squares to two sides of the block and had to cut each square individually so as to get the trees going in the right direction. I was still able to cut across the WOF but if I had wanted to use rectangles I would have had to cut along the selvedge in order to the trees going right side up.

Well, that’s about all I did and as I sit here writing this post another idea has popped into my head as to how to add to the piece. This one is sort of an impromptu design as I go.

Just a little look at the rest of the fabric line.

4 different fabrics

The rest of the fabric line

Tune in next week to see what else has been done. I am thinking there might have to be some blocks that look like presents.

Not sure it will get done for this Christmas but at least I have started to use up some more fabric from the stash.

Happy Quilting!

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