|Tutorial for a 12 inch finished Mini Lone Star|
I really like how this mini Lone Star block turned out - Mine's not perfect, but still, oh so cute. I think a whole quilt of these would be beautiful. If you do not wish to piece the diamonds, you can use this tutorial for a LeMoyne Star block and get the same look with less piecing. (scroll down for instructions)
Edited (4/15): The Skill Builder Sampler will soon be available for purchase in book form! It has been renamed "You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners" but covers the same skills with the easy, medium and challenging blocks and is a million times better than the original quilt along. It is perfect for the beginning quilter or the experienced quilter who wants to branch out and learn new skills. Find more information and pre-order a signed copy in my Etsy shop or pre-order on Amazon. The Skill Builder Sampler tutorials will remain up until the book is released. After release, some will be removed.
Mark each obtuse/large angle with an X one quarter inch from the edge.
Mark the background fabric triangles on the 90 degree corner and mark one corner of each of the squares 1/4 inch in.
Repeat for all four diamond pairs. This is what your block should look like at this point. Next sew two of the two diamond units together to form a four diamond unit. Remember to start sewing at the quarter inch X.
You Can Do It! :)
One June 8th we will start on our three weeks of "There-is-no-way-I-Can-Make-That!" blocks. Does anyone have any blocks they would like to nominate? We will definitely make a Mariner's Compass style block. My husband thinks they look cool and has been telling me I should make one for years and I have been responding with, "No way! Too hard! You make it." :)
What have you put off making because it was too hard?