So here we are, block one:
The diamonds that make the stars are a 45 degree with all 4 sides measuring 2 3/8" in length finished - so cut them out at 2 7/8" . For the four squares, they are 4 1/2" squares finished. To make the finished block size, you would cut them 5" square. The block size is 9" square in the picture, but you will have 9 1/2" so you get the nice edges like they show in the pic when you sew your blocks together. Anyone wanting a PDF of the pattern page, please let me know and I will get you one.
Here is my square and some notes:
I sewed my star like it reads in the instructions but this makes the outer part of the star too long and when you place on your outer squares you do not have room for the seam allowance to not lose the points. What I did is cut off off each side a 1/4", but you could also have folded and presses this before sewing the star together. Or cut one point of your diamond pieces shorter by the 1/4 inch.
Here are my pics:
|Assembly of the star|
|My four squares sewn together|
|My 1/4" cuttings from the star to make it fit properly|
|The stare before I satin stitched it on, I pinned every point to keep it where I wanted it.|
|Finally, my finished block.|