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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

PINK STARS quilt along - block #7

TODAY I am making block #7
For the PINK STARS quilt along!


The block is called
“French silk pie”
It is 9 1/2” UNfinished.

I am dividing the directions up into TWO sections.
Flying geese units
And
Shaded four patch units
(There are FOUR of each)


For the FLYING GEESE units-

ONE (1) 4 1/4” square - background fabric
FOUR (4) 2” x 3 1/2” rectangles - blue
FOUR (4) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares - pink



Lay 2 pink squares onto background square
Opposite sides.

Draw line down the middle
Sew on either side of pencil line.
Cut on pencil line.

Press open

Add ONE pink square to opposite corner

Draw pencil line
Sew on either side of pencil line
Cut along pencil line

Press open.

You should have FOUR flying geese units



Add BLUE rectangles to units as shown.

Blocks should measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

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SHADED FOUR PATCH

you will need
TWO (2) 3 1/2" x 5" rectangles - light pink print
FOUR (4) 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles - background fabric
FOUR (4) 2" x 2" squares - pink

Attach pink squares to background rectangles.


JOIN units as shown

Mark 3 1/2" from PINK square side to center of unit.
Do the same of the other side.
Draw line from 3 1/2" mark to corner of unit



SEW along pencil line and trim 1/4" away.
remove excess in the center.


Press open
Make TWO more using the same method.

Arrange as shown....
with a 3 1/2" square of background in the center

Happy sewing Friends!

Make TWO of these blocks if you are quilting along with me!





5 comments:

  1. I was doing good until you flipped the pink and white piece to mark and cut it. I'm sure that you explained it well, it just takes me a little bit of time to get things to click sometimes. I'm sure if I try these and have the pieces in front of me, I'll be able to see it more clearly. Old dogs can learn new tricks, we're just a little slower at it, LOL.

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  2. Pretty neat method on the shaded four patch. Cute block.

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  3. I like your block. So often someone makes a mistake in fabric intensity and the block flops, but not yours! Great job!

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  4. Love watching this quilt grow.cant do with you right now but may save for later. I am seeing christmad fabrics in this pattern

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  5. I'm working on stars,still.thanks for all of your instructions!You are a blessing!

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