Now, carefully pulling the same part of the image from each square, move the pieces to a clear area and re-build 4 star blocks mixing the colors in each block. Thus a piece of one color, a piece of another color, a piece of a 3rd color and pieces of a 4th color to form a multi-color star in the same star arrangement.
You will build 4 blocks that will look something like these two, no two will be the same. You won't be sewing these yet, but getting the 4 new arrangements (or 5, if you use 5 squares of fabric).
To sew, if you sew in planned order you can avoid sewing interior angles and the blocks will be much easier to sew! See photos of steps in cutting and sewing here.
I have made a numbered-lettered stack and slash star block here to show a suggested way to sew:
Sew the units:
As shown by the colors and numbers or letters coding. (The colors are used here just to show you the areas - they have nothing to do with your fabric colors!)
Lilac section: First sew #2 to #1, then add #3 to make the lilac shaded area.
Yellow section: Sew Y and Z to X.
Blue Section: Sew 'b' to 'a' and then sew 'c'.
Green section: Sew 11 to 10.
Assemble the Block:
Now - sew the Green and Yellow sections together. Then add the Blue section. Now add the Lilac section and the block is done.
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Diane Z. tells how she "chain sews" her stars:
I have just tried the star blocks, and
thought I'd let you know how they
I started with 6 approx. 18 inch squares of
different bright colors. After
I then took them carefully to the machine in
their stacks , and
As there are no seam allowances, this could be a
bit of a problem. I found
Quite easy, as long as you don't get rattled! I
am going to make them into a
I just happened on your page a few days ago, and have been enjoying it.