In my last post I showed you a nifty way of making an 8-point star without using Y-seams.
This is another of my practice blocks. Too bad I don't have more of this fabric - I really love the color combinations and contrast!
No fooling (since this is April 1st), you get an entire second block from this! I had you set aside the portion that is to the left of the green arrow.
You should have four of these -- are you starting to see the surprise block? Open each unit and press the seam toward the light (green) fabric.
Place the bottom two units right sides together and stitch down the right. Set your seam with the iron, then press to the right. Do the same with the two blocks on top and press to the left. If you've been pressing correctly so far, all your seams will nestle together nice and tight!
Now you have two halves which you will place right sides together and stitch - again, your seams will nestle together. Set the seam with your iron, open, and press to one side.
Et, Viola --- two block for the price of one! I hope you enjoyed these two tutorials. My thanks to Ulla who pointed out that I left a drawn line out of the first tutorial, which I've corrected in that post. Make sure if you make the block that you go back and read that step carefully!
My friend Carol and I went to a quilt show on Friday - stay tuned for photos from the show!