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Summer in the Country: Picnic Star

Summer in the Country: Picnic Star

Written by: 
Susan Vaughan

Inspired by relaxing with friends on a lazy summer afternoon, porch swings, iced tea and laughter, Summer in the Country is here. Using Back Porch by Me & My Sister Designs, this collection is now available at your favorite independent quilt retailer.

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YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

From Fabric A, Cut:
(10) 2½” squares
(1) 5½” square cut in half on
both diagonals to form (4) triangles

If using yardage: cut (1) 5 ½” strip by width of fabric. Cut into (1) 5 ½” square and (10) 2½” squares.

From Fabric B, Cut:
(10) 2½” squares

From Fabric C, Cut:
(1) 5½” squarecut in half on both diagonals to form (4) triangles

From Fabric D, Cut:
(2) 5” squares cut in half on the diagonal to form (4) triangles

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE 4-PATCHES

Combine (2) 2½” Fabric A with (2) 2½” Fabric B as shown to create a 4½” unfinished four patch unit.

Make (5) units.

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STEP 2. MAKE TRIANGLE UNITS

Sew together a Fabric A and Fabric C triangle paying close attention to the orientation as shown.

Make (4).

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STEP 3. ASSEMBLE STAR POINTS

Combine units from Step 2 with Fabric D triangle to make the unit shown. Trim block to 4½”, taking care to line up the center seam with the 45 degree mark on the ruler.

 Make (4) units.

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ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

Join block units as shown. Trim block to 12½” unfinished size.

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Susan Vaughan

@feltedpear

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