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Planet Patchwork Block of the Month, 2009-2010
Moonlight Dancers

Twisting Star

April 2010


Twisting Star
(12" finished block, Make one block)


(A) Black
Cut 2 squares 3 7/8", cut once diagonally
Cut 1 square 7 1/4", cut twice diagonally

(B) Green
Cut 4 squares 3 7/8", cut once diagonally

(E) Purple
Cut 6 squares 3 7/8", cut once diagonally

Assembly & Block Construction of the Twisting Star

1. Sew one (1) A Black hst to one (1) Purple HST. See diagram 1 for placement.

2. Repeat step 1 for three (3) more time for a total of four squares. Press and set aside.

3. Sew one (1) E Purple HST to one A Black QST. See diagram 2 for placement.

4. To the other side of unit just sewn sew one (1) B Green HST. See diagram 2, Step 2 for placement. This completes one Flying Geese unit. Press and set aside.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for three more times for a total of 4 Flying Geese Units.
6. Sew one (1) B Green HST to one E Purple HST. See diagram 3 for placement.
7. Repeat step 6 three more times for a total of 4 units. Sew units together as shown in Diagram 3. Press and set aside.

8. Referring to Block Diagram sew one unit from Step 1 to each side of one Flying Geese unit. See Row 1 diagram.

9. Sew one Flying Geese Unit to each side of the unit sewn in Step 7. See Row 2 diagram for placement.
10. Repeat Step 9 to complete Row 3.

11. Sew rows together to complete your block.

12. Measurement check. Block should measure 12 1/2".

Assembly

Sew the rows together as shown in diagram.
Press and YOUR block is complete.

 

 

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