This week we will be doing Half Square Triangles (HSTs) to create a Friendship Star block.
You will need 2 Fabric colors and a Background.
Fabric A - Color 1
Fabric B - Color 2
Fabric C - Background
Fabric A - Cut 2 – 5” squares
Fabric B - Cut 1 – 4 ½” square
Fabric C - Cut 2 – 5” squares
Fabric C - Cut 4 – 4 ½” squares
Using a a ¼” Marking tool (such as the Magic Wand by Studio 180) mark the sew lines on the wrong side of the Fabric C – 5” squares. (Note: you can also draw a diagonal line down the center and then sew ¼” on either side of that line)
Place the Fabric C squares from above, right sides together with the Fabric A – 5” squares. Sew on the drawn lines.
Cut the above squares apart down the diagonal in between your sew lines.
Press toward Fabric A. You will have 4 slightly oversized Half Square Triangles (HSTs).
Trim the HSTs to 4 ½” square.
Complete the block by laying your HSTs and Fabric B and C squares as shown creating the star design.
Sew the blocks together into 3 rows and press seams toward Fabric C squares on top and bottom rows and press seams toward Fabric B square in the middle row.
Sew the 3 rows together to complete the block. Press seams in one direction.
Congratulations, you completed Block 3.
Don’t forget to post a picture of your block on the Ruth’s Stitchery Facebook page to be entered into January’s drawing.