Thanks for all the birthday wishes! You guys are the best. We had a safe and fun filled weekend. I hope you did, too. For those of you who asked, my sister and I are not twins, she is 2 years older than me.
I am going to do a retrospective giveaway (I love the idea, so I am totally copying Jodie). I picked a random commenter from my birthday post and the winner is Tina. I'll be sending her a stacked flower pincushion (as shown in this post-scroll down).
Welcome to week 11 of the quilt along. Today I am going to give you instructions for making our star of the week and the measurements for the sashing and borders. We are almost done-can you believe it?
For the star:
cut 4 rectangles 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" from the background fabric
cut 1 square 4 1/2" from the background fabric
cut 8 squares 2 7/8" from the background fabric
cut only 4 of the squares in half on the diagonal once to make 8 half square triangles
for the remaining 4 squares, draw a diagonal line in pencil from one corner to the opposite corner
cut one square 5 1/4" from a dark fabric
cut in half on the diagonal twice to make 4 quarter square triangles
cut 8 squares 2 1/2" from a dark fabric
cut 4 squares 2 7/8" from a dark fabric
take 4 background and 4 dark squares that measure 2 7/8", layer together and pin
sew a line a 1/4" on both sides of the pencil line, cut apart and press
to make a total of 8 squares
layout as shown
(please excuse the huge chunks missing from my cutting mat)
Sew together and square up to 12.5".
Isn't it so pretty? I just love it.
For the sashing:
Cut 36 squares 2 1/2" from a print fabric-use the same fabric as the setting blocks.
Cut 60 rectangles 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" from the background fabric.
The border strips are cut 6 1/2" wide.
Any questions, I'll attempt to answer them in the comments.