Friday, March 18, 2011

Sampler Quilt 2011 - Week 10 - Ribbon Star

 The Ribbon Star block is made with half square triangle units and squares. There are a variety of ways to make a half square triangle unit - from squares, strips or using templates and more. To make the strip cutting widths all the same, I'm going to use the strip method and cutting using a side right triangle ruler. You can make other projects using the fabric instruction calculator at my website.

Fabrics: You'll need 3 fabrics for the Ribbon Star block, background and accent plus another complimentary fabric.
  • Cut a 2½ inch strip from each of the 3 fabrics.
  • Cut 1 square from the accent fabric for center.
  • Match a background fabric right sides together with each of the other 2 fabrics and cut 4 half square triangle pairs for each fabric pair.
  • Sew ¼ inch seam on long side of triangle pairs; press toward darker fabric.
  • Layout units as shown and chain piece first rows, then columns with ¼ inch seam.
  • Press seams to one side.
The block should measure 6½ inches including seam allowance as all the blocks in the Sampler 2011 quilt.

The Ribbon Star block in this size also works great with Jelly Roll fabric strips with which you could make approximately 63 blocks (7 by 9) to make a throw sized quilt 42" by 54" plus borders.

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