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Summer in the Country: Farmhouse Star

Summer in the Country: Farmhouse Star

Written by: 
Susan Vaughan

Inspired by relaxing with friends on a lazy summer afternoon, porch swings, iced tea and laughter, Summer in the Country is here. Using Back Porch by Me & My Sister Designs, this collection is now available at your favorite independent quilt retailer.

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YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

FROM FABRIC A, CUT:
* (12) 2” squares
* (4) 2” x 3½” rectangles
* (2) 2½” squares
* (4) 3½” x 6½” rectangles

FROM FABRIC B, CUT:
* (8) 2“ squares

FROM FABRIC C, CUT:
* (8) 3½” squares

FROM FABRIC D, CUT:
* (8) 2“ squares

FROM FABRIC E, CUT:
* (2) 2 ½” squares

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE 4-PATCHES

Using (2) 2” Fabric B squares and (2) 2” Fabric A squares assemble four patch units as shown. Make (4) four patch units each measuring 3½” square unfinished.

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STEP 2. MAKE OUTER STAR

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each 3½” x 3½” Fabric C square. Place a Fabric C square right sides together on the right hand side of a 3½” x 6½” Fabric A rectangle. Sew along the line and trim ¼” away from the seam. Press out. Repeat on the left hand side, creating a flying geese unit. Make (4) flying geese units each measuring 3½” x 6½” unfinished.

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STEP 3. MAKE INNER STAR

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each 2” x 2” Fabric D square. Place a Fabric D square right sides together on the right hand side of a 2” x 3½” Fabric A rectangle. Sew along the line and trim ¼” away from the seam. Press out. Repeat on the left hand side, creating a flying geese unit. Make (4) flying geese unit each measuring 2” x 3½” unfinished.

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STEP 4. MAKE PINWHEEL

Draw a line on the back of each 2½” Fabric A square. With right sides together, layer 1 Fabric E square and one 2½ ” Fabric A square. Sew ¼” on each side of marked lines. Cut along the diagonal line. Press to the print fabric and trim squares to 2” square. Repeat to make (4) 2” squares.

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ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

Join block units as shown. Trim block to 12½” unfinished size.

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Susan Vaughan

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