Tuesday, July 09, 2019

20-inch Scrappy Star

 Debra sent me a link to a scrappy star block.  What sparked my attention was the ring of small squares around the center.  I decided to make a jumbo-sized version and to make it even more scrappy.  This is my finished block.

I made my center from small squares, since I had a stack of 3" squares that I already cut.  In the inspiration piece the center was made from one fabric.

The half-square triangle blocks are 5.5 inches square.  I make my HSTs by pressing one square diagonally down the middle, then pairing two squares right sides together.   I then stitch 1/4" on either side of the pressed line, and then cut and trim.  You could start with 6" squares, though I used 6/5" squares since I had some of those already cut, and also I'd rather trim to size.

I'm very happy with the results.  I can foresee making a quilt top from these big block.  After I finish my current project, of course.

Remember to compost your trimmings.  These will decompose very nicely in my garden bin.

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