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Thread: Begginer Blocks#3 Half & Quarter Square Triangles

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    Your should now have four half square triangles, two of each pictured.(Pic4) To make quarter square triangle units just rinse and repeat :wink:



    Pic 4 Half square triangles ready for next step
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    Mark a diagonal line on the reverse side of your half square units, drawing in the opposite direction to your seam line (Pic5a,b)



    Pic 5 Mark half square triangles for secon set of seams
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    Sandwich two Half Square units as shown, butting the diagonal seams and ensuring that the dark pinks are opposite each other, In view B< I have folded back the top piece so you can see how the units need to be placed. Stitch 1/4 seam each side of marked line as previously (Pic 6a-d)



    Pic 6 Sew 2nd set of seams
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    Cut Units apart and press seam open to reduce bulk (A) You should now have four quarter square units that look like this (B) (Pic 7a,b)



    Pic 7 Finished Quarter Square unit
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    Lay out all your completed units and center square as shown. Pic 8



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    Join units together in strips, press seams of top and bottom strips out wards (B) and seams of center strip towards the middle (C). (Pic 9a,-c)



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    Join strips to form block. Press finale seams open to reduce bulk. (Pic 10)



    Pic 10 Press finale seams open
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    Completed Variable Star Block (Pic 11)



    Variable Star, this time?
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    How about alternating the variable star block with another block that we have learned to make. The 9 Patch. I quite like the effect of this one. The green triangles on the star block create a secondary Sisters choice pattern when placed next to the 9 Patch

    Also included below is the Pdf file of instructions for piecing the Variable Star



    Variable stwr with a 9 Patch as the alternate block
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    Instructions for Variable Star in PDF

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    You can create all sorts of different looks with these stars just by varying the pieces you use in the corner and center units. Below are just a few ideas.

    A: Ohio Star with a set of half square triangles made for the center

    B:Ohio Star and 4 Patches, creates a checkerboard effect

    C: Ohio Star Variation

    D:Variable Star with plain background

    E: Variable Star with single square at corners

    F: Variable Star with four patches



    Examples of Star blocks
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    Well that's it for now, I think that's enough don't you :lol: I'ts a bit more than usual but I thought it would be a good idea to cover the quarter square triangles as well as they are made with such a similar method.

    Next month, a change of pace, English Paper Piecing and a much smaller file :lol: Untill then Hope you all have a great month :D

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    Great job Shelly!!!

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    I love your tutorials they help me so much Thanks for making everything so clear and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA Mayer
    I love your tutorials they help me so much Thanks for making everything so clear and easy.
    I SECOND THIS........ THANK YOU

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    WoW!!! Shelly you really out did yourself this month. Now I have to get busy to learn this!!!! Thank you for doing this!

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    Sorry folks, having a bit of trouble with the pics of the completed blocks showing up in the wrong places, have tried to fix, might be cause they had the same file name, will try changing file name and resend, my appologies if it has caused anyone any difficulties.
    Cheers

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    Ok, looks fixed to me, if anyone else sees them in the wrong place or they muddle themselves up again, please let me know. We will have to get Admin to fix, cause it's beyond my ken :?

    Note to self: remember to give files different names in future so as not to confuse the puter :lol:

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    WOW Shelly! You ROCK!!!...Thank you so much. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Wow, I now have the courage to get started on quilting. Your instructions are great. I have the feeling I will now become a Quiltaholic ! ! ! !
    Thanks for all your hard work. I look forward to your new instructions.

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    Thank-you Shelly. Instructions are great!!!!

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    Thankyou :D and you're all very welcome, hope you enjoy :P

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    thank you Konstantin and Shelly all the way from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. We do not have a tradition of quilting as such but I grew up making patchwork beadspreads. I love quilting and have bought all my tools two years ago. Shelly's ninepatch block tutorial has given me the courage to start I have already begun. Thank u again

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