Star Block 3 – Summer Solar Eclipse

Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Block #3

Materials Needed:

Lights:

1– 4 3/4″ X 4 3/4″ center square

4– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ corner squares

1– 7 1/2″ X 7 1/2″

Darker lights:

2– 4″ X 4″

1– 9″ X 9″

Block #3 instructions~

1- Cut the dark 4″ x 4″ square in half diagonally to make 4 triangles

2- Sew the triangles to the outside of the center square- sew opposite sides, iron and then the last two opposite sides- iron

3- Square up to 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

Block #3 outer points~

You can find a full video tutorial on this process here.

1- Lay right sides together, the smaller square on top of the larger square

2- Draw a line from corner to corner diagonally- on the wrong side

3- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4″ seam

4- Cut on the drawn line

5- Iron

6- Lay them together again- right sides facing with the darks opposite of each other

*DO NOT line up the center seam.  You will be lining up the OUTSIDE edges only

7- Draw another line from corner to corner on the wrong side- the line will go right across that seam

8- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4″ seam

9- Cut on the drawn line

10- Iron well

11- Square up your flying geese to 3 1/2″ X 6 1/2″

12- Lay the block out and sew together the rows, then the rows to make the block

Square up block to 12 1/2″ X 12 1/2″

Here is the finished quilt~

Visit here- for all the steps in the Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along.

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  1. Sonia M. Rivera

    16 August

    What is the final block size for #3 Summer Solar Eclipse…

  2. Becky

    16 August

    12 1/2″ X 12 1/2″ I’ll add that to the post. these 4 first blocks are large…and all the same size.

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