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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Dixie Diary ~ October

Shooting Stars

We are quilting along with Barbara Brackman's
Block of the Month, Dixie Diary.


This is how I made my block, it may differ
from the original.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light
2 - 3 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' rectangles
4 - 4 1/4'' squares - Mark a 
diagonal line on the back.

Fabric B - Dark
2 - 3 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' rectangles
4 - 4 1/4'' squares

Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair Fabric A and Fabric B squares with 
right sides together,  sew 1/4'' away from 
each side of drawn line, cut on line.  Press
the seams of 2 of the HST's to the light
fabric and the rest of the seams to the
dark fabric.  Square to 3 1/2''.

Make Center Unit:

Layout Half Square Triangle units as shown.
Note the arrows that indicate the direction 
the seams are pressed, this will help in having
precise points.  Sew together in 2 rows.  Press
seams in row 1 to the left and seam in row 2
to the right.

Sew rows together and press this seam
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2''.

Sew a dark rectangle to each side 
of the center unit, press the seams
to the outside.

Make Top and Bottom Units:

Layout units as shown and sew together.
press seams to the inside.

Sew units to the top and bottom,
matching seams.  Press final seams 
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 12 1/2''.

I added the sashing and applique as

described in month 1.

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