Welcome back to the Parade Day Sew Along!
Anybody sewing along????
Today I’m thinking about all things summer and Americana; apple pie, baseball, red geraniums, picnics, watermelon, and homemade ice cream!
What goes better with our Dear Old Flag than stars?
Let’s make the star block.
You will need:
4 white squares at 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
1 white square at 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 cut twice on the diagonal
4 blue squares at 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 cut once on the diagonal
1 red square at 4 x 4.
Lay our your star block.
Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, make the flying geese blocks that make up the star points.
I have taken a picture of the steps I sew my flying geese in. Press toward the darker fabric:
Trim off the dog ears on the flying geese and you should now have this:
Sew your pieces into rows, press toward the flying geese:
Sew your rows together and admire your cutie tootie star block!!! It should measure 7 1/2 inches square.
This is what we have now, 4 flags and a star:
Don’t sew the blocks together yet.
I hope you will link up so we can all share! =)
See you back here next week for the dresdens.
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