Welcome to the next block tutorial of Diary of A Quilter’s Virtual Quilting Bee!
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Regarding fabric selection, I wanted to add to my current sampler quilt and use red, yellow, and grey.
If you’re still debating on color choices – try this Design Seed, Jessica puts great color palette together.
Today, I’m showing you a brand new block called the Origami Star.
- (4) 1.75 x 4.5 inches strips in fabric choice 1 (Strip#1)
- (4) 1.75 x 4.5 inches strips in fabric choice 2 (Strip#2)
- (4) 2.00 x 4.5 inches strips in fabric choice 3 (Strip#3)
- (12) 2.5 x 2.5 inches squares in background fabric (with a pencil or Pilot FriXion pen mark a diagonal line on each small square)
Block Construction steps:
*If you do “chain piecing” you should have this block done in less time it takes you to make dinner. Chain piecing is sewing your units in an assembly line.
Step 1: Sew strips together – you want the large strip in the middle.
- Sew Strip#1 to Strip#3
- Press seams open
- Sew Strip#2 to the other side of Strip#3
- When you’re all done you should have a block that measures 4.5 x 4.5 (square it up)
Step 2: Sew background fabric to 4.5 x 4.5 block ***W A R N I N G*** Make sure if you’re chain piecing to have each block positioned the same so you don’t mess up on background fabric placement and have to unpick
- Take (1) 2.5 x 2.5 background square block (right sides together) and line it with the top of your 4.5 x 4.5 square and sew on the line that you’ve marked.
- Trim off the corner leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance
- Press the seam allowance open
- Place another background square on the opposite side of the square and repeat the instructions above
- Place the last background square on and repeat
- With a 1/4 seam allowance sew the corner units together.
- Press seams open
Please link up in the flickr group or if you’re on Instagram use the #virtualquiltingbee – I would love too see your versions of this block!!!! The next block will be 4.5.13 can’t wait to see what’s next!