First we'll make the diagonal half squares using the background and medium color 4 7/8 inch squares. (You can find directions for diagonal half squares are here) Press to the medium side.
Our block this month is called Hidden Star. Your finished block should be 12 1/2 inches square.
Check your measurements very carefully. Each block should measure 12 1/2 inches when it is finished. Accuracy from beginning to end will assure that your blocks come out perfectly. Measure carefully, sew carefully, and you will have a perfect block.
For the Hidden Star you will need –
from medium color of your choice cut
four 4 1/2 inch squares and
two 4 7/8 inch squares
from a dark color of your choice cut
eight 2 1/2 inch squares
and one 4 1/2 inch square.
from your background
two 4 7/8 inch squares and
eight 2 1/2 inch squares.
Next mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the sixteen 2 1/2" squares. This will be a sewing line, so mark lightly, or use a disappearing marker.
(a)Take one of the medium 4 1/2 inch squares, and a 2 1/2 inch marked dark square, and place them right sides together. Sew on that diagonal line. (b)Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (c)Press to the outside. Repeat this step with the remaining medium 4 1/2 inch squares.
(a) (b) (c)
(a)On the opposite side add a 2 1/2 inch background square, and sew on the marked line. (b)Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (c)Press to the outside. Repeat this step with the remaining 4 1/2 inch squares.
(a) (b) (c)
Now add a dark square as shown, and sew on the marked line.
Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Press to the outside. Repeat this step
with the remaining 4 1/2 inch squares.
And then finish with the last four 2 1/2 inch background squares.
These four squares should measure 4 1/2 inches
when finished, and look like this square.
Make two sets like this,
and one set like this.
Put the three rows together as shown above to complete the Hidden Star block. Your finished block should measure 12 1/2 inches.
This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Hidden Star © Delaware Quilts May 2002