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Cornerstone: Star View

Cornerstone: Star View

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Now that you've seen the two paths for this week at Camp Oda May, we have a cornerstone option for you to add if you'd like! You can choose to eliminate the four corner blocks of Path A (Over the River) or Path B (Pinwheel Point) and put in four copies of this fun and fast Star View block in their place. NOTE: This is one post in a series of quilt-along posts. Start from the beginning with the first post {here}.

The Star View block finishes at 6" x 6" (6.5" x 6.5" unfinished), so it's easy to mix and match with the other 6" blocks from this week. :) For four 6" x 6" Star View blocks:

  • Background fabric: 5.5" x WOF strip
  • Fabric A: 1 FQ or 2 Layer Cake squares
  • Fabric B: 1 FQ or 1 Layer Cake squares

The ingredients above can be taken from pieces of layer cake squares and fat quarters that were used in previous portions of your quilt. All of fabric A can be from the same print or make it scrappy and use a bit of several different prints that coordinate with the rest of your quilt. There is no right or wrong way to make these cornerstone blocks!  Before beginning:

  • Read through the entire instructions
  • Seams are all 1/4"
  • Width of fabric is abbreviated as WOF and assumed to be 42"

Cutting Instructions From the background fabric, cut:

  • (1) 3.5" x WOF strip, subcut into (16) 3.5" x 2" strips
  • (1) 2" x WOF strip, subcut into (16) 2" x 2" squares

From fabric A (the star points), cut:

  • (32) 2" x 2" squares

From fabric B (the center of the star), cut:

  • (4) 3.5" x 3.5" squares

Assembling the Block: First, we will assemble the flying geese units.

  1. On the wrong side of the (32) 2" x 2" fabric A squares, draw a line diagonally, corner-to-corner.
  2. Place one of the 2" fabric A squares right sides together on top of one of the 3.5" x 2" background fabric strips so the side edges line up. Sew a line directly on the drawn line and trim off the excess corner, 1/4" away from the sewn line. Open and press toward the fabric A print (press away from the background fabric).
  3. Repeat with another 2" x 2" fabric A square on the other side of the 3.5" x 2" background fabric by sewing on the line and trimming off the excess corner 1/4" away from sewn line.
  4. Press the seam toward the fabric A print (away from background fabric) to yield one 3.5" x 2" flying geese unit.

Repeat with the remaining 2" x 2" fabric A squares and 3.5" x 2" background strips to yield (16) total flying geese units. Now we're ready to assemble the Star View blocks.

  1. Lay out the flying geese units and the remaining pieces as shown.
  2. Assemble the top, middle, and bottom rows. Press seams away from the flying geese units.
  3. Sew the three rows together. Press the seams toward the center.

Repeat to yield four star blocks.   Your Star View Cornerstone blocks should measure 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square. The hike to Star View sure was easy, right? I have loved seeing everyone's different Camp Oda May quilt along progress! If you post on social media, please use the hashtag #ChooseYourOwnAdventureQAL so we can see your progress! To follow along with my medallion quilt progress, you can check out my instagram account @centerstreetquilts or Facebook page HERE.  Happy sewing! Kristina Brinkerhoff www.centerstreetquilts.com

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