3 March 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL - Swedish Star Block #10

Welcome to the next block tutorial for the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL! Today's tutorial is for the Swedish Star 6" quilt block.

Ugly Christmas Sweater with Swedish Star

Swedish Star 6" quilt block


Swedish Star Block #10

Yellow
A
4 @ 1.5” squares
Pink
B
4 @ 1.5” x 2”
Red
C
4 @ 2” x 3”
Pink
D
4 @ 2” squares
Yellow
E
8 @ 2” squares
White
F
4 @ 1.5” x 3”
Red
G
1 @ 1.5” square

Sew the (A) square and (B) rectangle together. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (D) square, place it on the end of the (C) rectangle, and sew along the diagonal line, as shown in red. Trim a ¼” seam and press open. Sew the (AB) unit to the (CD) unit. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (E) square, place it on the corner of the (ABCD) unit, and sew along the diagonal line, as shown in red. Trim a ¼” seam and press open. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (E) square, place it on the opposite corner of the (ABCD) unit, and sew along the diagonal line, as shown in red. Trim a ¼” seam and press open. Make 4. Sew the (ABCDE) units, (F) rectangles and (G) square together, making three rows. Sew the rows together.




I chose to display my Swedish Star block using the Sweater #2 option. 




Sweater #2 Assembly Instructions:


Pink
A
2 @ 1” x 12.5”
White
B
2 @ 1” x 12.5”
Yellow
C
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Yellow
E
2 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
Yellow
F
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
Background
G
2 @ 1.5” x 8.5”
Yellow
H
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Pink
J
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Background
K
2 @ 3.5” squares
Background
L
2 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
Pink
M
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”


















Block finishes at 12” square



Step 1:  Sew the (A), (B) and (C) rectangles together. Crosscut into 1 unit @ 6.5” wide and 2 units @ 2.5” wide.



Step 2:  Sew the 6.5” wide (ABC) unit to the bottom of the 6.5” feature block of your choice made in the previous steps of this pattern. For the Sleeves, sew the (E) rectangles to the 2 (ABC) units @ 2.5” wide.



Step 3:  To complete the Sleeves, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (F) rectangles, place them on the ends of the (G) rectangles and sew along the diagonal. Trim ¼” seam and press open. Sew this (FG) unit to the sleeve unit made in the previous step.



Step 4:
  Sew the Sleeves onto the sides of the feature block unit. Sew the (HJ) rectangle on top. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the (K) squares and place them on the corners. Sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 5:  Sew the (L) and (M) rectangles together to make the collar and sew on top to finish the block.





Don't forget!!! You can use the cut off corners when following the shoulder instructions in Step #4 to make these bonus 2.5" half square triangles! I cut first and then sew along the cut edge to make mine. But you could also sew a seam 1/2" away from your diagonal seam at the same time. And then cut between the two seams.






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2 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

What a beautiful Star block. I'm looking forward to some sewing time to catch up on my Sweater Blocks.

unsophisticatedandjejune said...

Wow, I'm a big fan of star blocks but often get scared off by them. :) I want to give this one a go though. It is beautiful! Hannah :)

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