Thursday, June 23, 2011

Star in a Wall Hanging


Image of 'Anything Goes' Quilt
Materials Needed:


Tools and Miscellany
  • Easy Star and Geese™ Tool Set
  • 6" x 24" Ruler
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Button, charms, ribbons, trims, photos
  • Paper clips
  • Anything you want to add to embellish!


Fabric
    Center Star (Medium): 1/4 yard or 1 fat quarter
  • 1 strip 5 1/2" -- Cut 1 - 5 1/2" square
  • 1 strip 3" -- Cut 4 Side B wing unit triangle pairs
  • Outer Star (Dark):1/4 yard or 1 fat quarter
  • 1 strip 3" -- Cut 4 - 3" squares and cut 4 Side A goose unit triangles
  • 1 strip 5 1/2" -- Cut 4 Side B wing unit triangle pairs
  • Background (Light): 1/3 yard 
  • 2 strips 5 1/2" -- Cut 4 - 5 1/2" squares and cut 4 Side A goose unit triangles
  • Border (Multicolor): 1/2 yard
  • 3 strips 4 1/2" -- Cut 1 strip in half to make 2 - 4 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips for side borders. Use remaining 2 - 4 1/2" strips for top and bottom borders
  • Binding: 1/3 yard
  • 3 strips 2 1/4"

Instructions

Step 1. Refer to the diagrams below to use Easy Star & Geese ruler to cut triangles.


Sew a small Fabric #1 half-square triangle (wing unit) to a Fabric #2 quarter-square triangle (geese unit) as shown. Match notched edge to notched edge, and pointed edge to pointed edge. Press seam toward wing unit.


Add mirror image Fabric #1 half-square triangle unit and press seam.


Units should measure 3" x 5 1/2" unfinished. Make four flying geese.
schematic: Step 1.aschematic: Step 1.b
schematic: Step 1.cschematic: Step 1.d
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Step 2. Add Fabric #2 squares to two of the flying geese units. Press seams toward squares. Assemble inner Sawtooth Star as shown in diagram.
schematic: Step 2


Step 3. In same manner, sew large Fabric #2 half-square triangles (wing units) to large Fabric #3 quarter-square triangles. Units should measure 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" unfinished. Make four large flying geese units.
Step 4. Add Fabric #3 squares to two of the flying geese units.
Assemble flying geese units to Sawtooth Star block as shown.
schematic: Step 4
Step 5. Add Fabric #4 borders to sides, then add border strips to top and bottom.
Layer batting, backing, and quilt as desired.
Embellish and enjoy!

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