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Summer in the Country: Star Flower

Summer in the Country: Star Flower

Written by: 
Christine Weld

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:
* (16) 2” squares
* (4]) 2” x 5” rectangles
* (4) 2” x 3½” rectangles

FROM FABRIC B, CUT:
* (4) 3½” x 5” rectangles
* (4) 3½” squares

FROM FABRIC C, CUT:
* (12) 2” squares

FROM FABRIC D, CUT:
* (1) 3½” square

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE CENTER SQUARE IN A SQUARE

Take 3½” square of Fabric D. Take 2” square of fabric C. Draw diagonal line across the back of the squares of Fabric C. Place right sides together and sew on drawn line. Trim and press open. Repeat for the remaining four corners.

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STEP 2. MAKE FLOWER PETALS

Take 3½” x 5” rectangle of Fabric B. Take 2” square of Fabric C. Draw diagonal line across the back of the squares of Fabric C. Place right sides together and sew on drawn line. Trim and press open. Repeat for the other corner of the 3½” side. Take 2” square of Fabric A. Draw diagonal line across the back. Place right sides together and sew on drawn line. Trim and press open. Repeat for the final corner. Make a total of four rectangle units.

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STEP 3. MAKE CORNER UNITS

Take 3½” square of Fabric B and 2” square of Fabric A. Draw diagonal line across the back of the Fabric A. Place right sides together and sew on drawn line. Trim and press open. Repeat for the opposite corner. Make a total of four square units.

Sew 3½” by 2” rectangle of Fabric A on one side of square. Sew 5” by 2” rectangle of Fabric A to perpendicular edge. Make a total of four corner units.

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ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

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

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Christine Weld

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