January 2014 Block Party Pattern

Black and Yellow Star Block

This month we will make a black and yellow star block with half-square triangles.

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  • Pick out a yellow fabric from your stash.
  • Cut four (4) 5 inch squares from the black fabric provided by Block Party.
  • Cut four (4) 5 inch squares from your yellow fabric.
  • Cut one (1) 4 1/2 inch square from your yellow fabric.
  • Make 8 half-square triangles with the 5 inch squares. Place the yellow squares right sides together with the black squares.
  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the yellow fabric (solid line in diagram).
  • Sew 1/4 inch from each side of the drawn line (dotted lines in diagram).
  • Cut the squares apart on the drawn line to get 2 half-square triangles.
  • Press the seam to the darker color and trim all 8 half-square triangles to 4 1/2 inches.
  • Place the blocks like the diagram below.
  • Sew the blocks together with a 1/4 inch seam for a block measuring 12 1/2 inches


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