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Planet Patchwork Block of the Month, 2010-2011
Oh, My Stars

Section 5

March 2011

Individual Block instructions

Section 5 – The Black Hole
(Make one 12" block)

(A) Black
Cut 2 squares 4 7/8" then cut once diagonally
Cut 1 square 5 1/4", then cut twice diagonally
Cut 1 square 3 3/8"


(B) Green
Cut 1 square 4 7/8", then cut once diagonally
Cut 3 squares 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


(C) Red
Cut 1 square 4 7/8" then cut once diagonally
Cut 3 squares 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


(D) Yellow
Cut 1 square 5 1/4" then cut twice diagonally


(E) Purple
Cut 1 square 4 7/8", cut once diagonally
Cut 3 squares 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


(F) Blue
Cut 1 square 4 7/8" then cut twice diagonally
Cut 3 squares 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


Assembly & Block Construction of The Black Hole

 
1. Referring to diagram 1a sew (1) one (E) Purple HST and (1) one (C) Red HST to each side of (1) one (A) Black QST. See diagram 1a for placement.

2. Sew (1) one (E) Purple HST and (1) one (C) Red HST to each side of (1) one (D) Yellow QST. See diagram 1b for placement.

3. Sew the 2 Units together. Press and label Unit 1.

4. Referring to diagrams 2 thru 4 repeat steps 1 and 2 using colors as shown in diagrams. Press and set aside.

5. Sew (1) one (A) Black HST to (1) one (E) Purple HST. See diagram 5 for placement. Press and set aside.

6. Repeat Step 5 for (C) Red, (B) Green and (F) Blue HST’s. You will have one HST from each color left over.

7. Sew (1) one (E) Purple HST and (1) one (F) Blue HST to opposite sides of (1) one (A) Black 3 3/8" square. See Diagram 6 for placement.

8. Referring to diagram 6 sew (1) one (B) Green HST and one (C) Red HST to the remaining sides. Press.

Referring to Block Construction diagram do the following:

• Lay the Units out into rows.
• Sew rows together.
• Sew each row together to complete your block.
• Press and your block is complete!
Measurement check – Block should measure 12 1/2”


Assembly & Block Construction of the Starburst
(Make two 6" blocks)


(A) Black
Cut 8 squares 2"
Cut 2 squares 4 1/4" then cut twice diagonally

(B) Green
Cut 4 squares 2 3/8" then cut once diagonally

(C) Red
Cut 1 square 3 1/2"

(D) Yellow
Cut 1 square 3 1/2"

(F) Blue
Cut 4 squares 2 3/8" then cut once diagonally



1. Sew one (F) Blue HST to one (A) Black QST. See diagram 1 for placement.

2. Referring to diagram 2 sew one (F) Blue HST to the unit from step 1. Flying geese unit made.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 4 flying geese units.

4. Sew one (A) Black 2" square to opposite sides of one Flying Geese unit. See diagram 3 for placement.

5. Repeat step 4 one more time for a total of two row 1's. Press and label Row 1 and Row 3.

6. Sew one Flying Geese unit to opposite sides of one (D) Yellow 3 1/2" square. See diagram 4 for placement. Press and label row 2.

7. Sew rows together as show in block construction diagram to complete the block.

8. Press and your block is complete.

9. Measurement check - Block should measure 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

10. Repeat all steps using fabrics (C) Red & (B) Green to complete the second Starburst Block.


Section 5 – HST Filler Block
(Make six 2" blocks) (INSERT FILLER BLOCK)

(B) Green
Cut 1 square 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally

(C) Red
Cut 1 square 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally
Cut 1 rectangle 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" (used for section assembly)

(D) Yellow
Cut 1 square 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally

(E) Purple
Cut 1 rectangle 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" (used for section assembly)

(F) Blue
Cut 3 squares 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally

Assembly & Block Construction of the HST Filler Block


1. Sew (1) one (F) Blue and (1) one (C) Red HST together. See diagram 1 for placement.

2. Repeat one more time for a total of 2 Red HST blocks.

3. Repeats Steps 1 and 2 for (B) Green and (D) Yellow HST blocks.

4. Measurement Check - Blocks should measure 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

5. Lay blocks out and sew together as shown in Diagram 1.

6. Press and set aside.


Assembly for Section 5


Finished block size is 12" x 24"
Referring to the color photo sew your blocks together as follows



1. Referring to the Section 5 Block Construction diagram lay the blocks out including the Red & Purple 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle filler blocks.

2. Sew the blocks together as shown.

3. Press and your Section 5 block is complete.

4. Check your measurement. This block should measure 12 1/2" x 24 1/2".


 

 

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