For one 12 1/2 inch Shooting Star block you need -
From your background cut a 14 by 3 1/2 inch strip and eight 3 1/2 inch squares
From color four cut a 14 by 3 1/2 inch strip and four 3 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch rectangles
Mark a diagonal line on the reverse of the 3 1/2 inch units.
For one 6 1/2 inch Shooting Star block you need-
From your background cut a 2 by 8 inch strip and eight two inch squares
From color four cut four 3 1/2 inch by 2 inch rectangles and a 2 by 8 inch strip
Mark a diagonal line on the reverse of the two inch squares.
Place a background square right side down on top of a rectangle, with the diagonal line as shown. Sew on that diagonal line. Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press.
Now sew another background square on the other end of that same rectangle. Make sure your diagonal line is going in the right direction. Sew on the diagonal line, trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance, and press.
Repeat with the remaining three rectangles.
Next sew right sides together your long inch strips. Cut that strip into 3 1/2 inch segments. (For the 6 1/2 inch clock, cut it in two inch segments)
||Sew each unit together as shown on the left, and then sew the four units together as shown below.
Your Shooting Star block should measure 12 1/2 inches. (Or 6 1/2)
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Updated Sept 8, 08 (thanks Susan!)