Monday, July 14, 2014

QCQAL Block #10 -- Martha Washington Star

Welcome back for block #10 -- Martha Washington Star!

This block is a modified Sawtooth Star block. Above is the two color version, but I'm making a three color version with a double pinwheel in the center. It's all about how you color your block! Click here for Martha Washington Star pin-spiration!

Four (4) 3.5 inch background squares
One (1) 7 1/4 inch square for fast flying geese
One (1) 4 1/4 inch background square cut diagonally twice into 4 small triangles

Four (4) 3 7/8 inch squares for fast flying geese
One (1) 4 1/4 inch square cut diagonally twice into 4 small triangles
Two (2) 3 7/8 inch squares cut diagonally once into 2 medium triangles each, 4 medium triangles total

Sew together your small background triangles and small colored triangles together in pairs to make medium sized triangle-pairs with your colored fabric on the left when the longest side is on the bottom. Press and trim off dog ears.

Sew each triangle pair from the previous step to one of your medium colored triangles. Press and trim dog ears, squaring up to 3 1/2 inches if necessary.

Sew together your four triangle units into one square finishing at 6 1/2 inches.

Fast Flying Geese: Draw diagonal lines on your four colored 3 7/8 squares and place two on one diagonal of the large background square. Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line, cut apart and iron.

Repeat with remaining two colored squares to yield four fast flying geese units.

Lay out block as shown below and sew together to produce the finished block!

Don't forget to come back for next week's link up and to share your pictures in the Flickr group! Only TWO more blocks to go!


  1. Like your version, Alison -- off to make mine!!

  2. many thanks Alison, was wondering what to get up to today, if I decided to leave the hedges untrimmed will have a go at this but hedges are so overgrown and if I do not so them there is no one else to do them for me think leaving another day will not matter too much

  3. I really like the colors in your block. Very pretty!


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