Monday, June 28, 2010

Black & White Quilt Along- Block 4

Here is the next quilt block tutorial you have all been waiting for!

Block #4- Shooting Star


If you are looking for black & white fabric to join in on the quilty fun check out the selection at our sponsor's website!  They have black & white fabrics as well as black & white with a pop of color!
hmmmm.. maybe I'll make a black, red, and white quilt with some of these fabrics they carry.
 Those are my favorite colors, afterall!

Block #4 is suuuuper simple. Here goes!

You'll need:

Now you need to make some half-square triangles. 
If you have been following along with the other blocks you should be a pro at making these HSTs. 

Take both of the white squares (measuring 4 7/8" x 4 7/8") and the two black squares (measuring 4 7/8" x 4 7/8") 
Now lay one white square on top of one black square so that the pretty sides of both the fabrics are touching each other. Pin one corner in place.  Now trace a line with a ruler from one point to the other diagonally across the square. Repeat on other white and black square. See pics below.

 Now stitch 1/4" to the right and to the left of the pencil line. Like this:


With your rotary cutter and a ruler slice down the pencil line like this: 
Press your HSTs open and press the seam towards the darker (black in this case) fabric. Don't forget to trim off those dog ears!

Almost done!
Now, arrange all your pieces to look like this:

Stitch the blocks together in rows first.


Then combine the rows to complete your Shooting Star block!

We are almost done with our Black & White Quilt Along.  Only one more block left to learn!  
I hope you have been busy making all the blocks in this quilt along. 
Now you have one more block to add to your repertoire! yay!

Stay tuned for Block #5!

Happy Quilting!



 
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