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Aunt Eliza's Star

The Aunt Eliza's Star block is made with squares, quarter square triangle pieces and on point squares using 3 fabrics set somewhat in a 3 by 3 square grid layout. While I make every effort to be sure of accuracy, I am unable to test every variation. Before you cut up large amounts of fabric, cut and sew a test block or two. If you find any errors, please email me at "jeannethro2 at yahoo dot com".

Happy Quilting, Jeanne

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Finished Size:
36 inches by 36 inches
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Fabrics

fabric 1Fabric 1: 3/8 yd
Cut 2 strips 51/4 inches wide. Subcut strips into 9 squares.
fabric 2Fabric 2: 11/4 yds
Cut 4 strips 41/2 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 squares.
Cut 3 strips 81/2 inches wide. Subcut strips into 9 squares.
fabric 3Fabric 3: 1/2 yd
Cut 3 strips 51/4 inches wide. Subcut strips into 18 squares.

Instructions

Aunt Eliza's Star Instructions

Aunt Eliza's Star Instructions instructions

  • Cut fabric 1 and 3 square in half diagonally from corner to corner and then again in half diagonally in the other direction from corner to corner.
  • Trim fabric 3 quarter square triangles evenly on both sides to 41/2 inches wide.
  • Trim off the top peak of fabric 3 quarter square triangles to measure 21/2 inches tall.
  • Sew 2 fabric 3 quarter square triangles to 2 adjacent sides of fabric 2 small squares using a ¼ inch seam.
  • Press seams toward fabric 3.
  • Sew 2 of the previously sewn units to opposite corners of fabric 2 large square as shown with a ¼ inch seam.
  • Trim excess fabric from large square.
  • Sew 2 fabric 1 quarter square triangles to remaining unit sides as shown using a ¼ inch seam.
  • Press toward fabric 1.
  • Sew last 2 units to remaining opposite sides of block with a ¼ inch seam.
  • Press seams to one side.
  • Make 9 Aunt Eliza's Star blocks.

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