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Rising Star Quilt
by Sharon Hultgren45" x 60"
- Cut three 2" strips of white
- Cut two 2" strips of red
- Cut five 3 1/2" strips of white
- Cut three 3 1/2" strips of red
Place 2" white strips right sides together with red 2" strips. Using the Easy Angle, cut forty-eight triangles. Triangles are now ready to be chain pieced. Chain piecing is sewing a series of components by continuously feeding them through the sewing machine without breaking the thread (see illustration at right). This method saves time.
Cut twenty-four 2" white squares.
Place 3 1/2" white strips right sides together with 3 1/2" red strips. Using Easy Angle, cut forty-eight triangles.
Cut thirty 3 1/2" white squares.
Sew red and white triangles together to form triangle squares. Chain piece to save time. Cut apart and press seam toward dark fabric.
Sew two triangle squares together to form star points. Sew twenty-four sets each of the 2" and the 3 1/2" size.
Sew a square to either side of a star point set to make a star point unit. Make twelve of each size.
Sew remaining small star point sets to either side of a 3 1/2" square. Make six.
Sew small star point units to top and bottom to create the six small stars.
Sew two large star points to each side of the small star block.
Sew the remaining large star point units to the top and bottom of the block to complete the quilt block.
Quilt Top Assembly
Cut nine strips of white 3 1/2" x 12".
Sew strips to both sides of three blocks and to one side of remaining blocks.
Sew blocks together to make rows of two blocks.
Cut four strips 3 1/2" x 33 1/2" of white. Mark at intervals as shown to insure blocks line up perfectly. Sew strips between rows.
- Cut ten strips 1 1/2" x 44" of blue
- Cut five strips 1 1/2" x 44" of white
- Cut one strip 3 1/2" x 44" of blue
Sew a 1 1/2" blue strip to both sides of each 1 1/2" white strip to make five border strip sets. Cut two 33 1/2" top and bottom borders. Piece to get two 48 1/2" side borders. Cut four blue 3 1/2" squares. Sew squares to either end of the top borders. Sew side borders to quilt, then sew top and bottom border units.
Cut six 3 1/2" strips from white. Measure sides and cut or piece border strips to fit. Sew side borders first then add top and bottom borders.
Layer back, batting and top. Quilt as desired.
Don't forget to sign and date your quilt! Enjoy!