Today is my day on the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop. A big thank you to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for hosting us again. She does so much work behind the scenes to get her blog hop to run smoothly. Here is the full schedule for you to visit. Make sure you visit everyone and enjoy their Star projects.
If you are a regular visitor to my blog you already know how much I love stars. You just have to visit my Small, Smaller and Smallest blog hop post to see the Ohio Star block was featured.
Which is ironic considering that project was completed well before this blog hop was announced, but I couldn't turn down the chance to make more star blocks. When considering a project for this blog hop I had to take into account that I was going to be a long way from home when the blog hop was on and had to keep the project small so I could have it ready before I left on holidays. So I decided to supersize a star block and make a table runner from the block. This is what I ended up with.
To make this block you will need
4 x 4" background squares
4 x 4" star fabric squares
4 x 4 7/8" background squares
4 x 4 7/8" star fabric squares
Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 4 7/8" background squares and pair right sides together with the matching 4 7/8" star fabric. Sew a 1/4" either side of the drawn line. Cut along the line and press to the darker colour. Trim your Half square triangles to 4" squares.
Lay out your squares as per block picture and sew the squares into rows, pressing rows 1 and 3 to the left and rows 2 and 4 to the right. Sew your rows together to complete your block. Press well. Make as many blocks as you like for your table runner or make more blocks for a quilt. I made 3 blocks.
Pin and quilt your project how you like. I used some of the Westalee Rulers to quilt mine. Then bind your project using your preferred method.
I hope you have enjoyed my star project. Make sure you check out everyone else's posts.