Can I show you these yummy fabrics? While I'm not naturally drawn to browns, it's the deep browns and reds and awesome prints that remind me of chocolate. Can you say Godiva? I have a little catalog here and the front cover is all the same colors as the Carmen Collection! See what you think.
|Main prints in the Carmen Collection|
|All the supporting fabrics in the Carmen Collection|
Begin with a 4-1/2" x wof strip. Align the 45 degree ruler line with the bottom of strip. Slice off end.
|Cut 4-1/2" strips; slice off one end at 45 degree angle. I used the 45 degreee line on the ruler|
|Cut 4-1/2" segments across the width of my strip|
|Strip pieced units sliced again at a 45 degree angle|
|Join together. Notice the the red diamonds are on both pointed ends|
|Notice how the triangles are added. Sew the small triangles on FIRST.|
|Make four of these units|
|Lone Star Block #1|
|Lone Star Block #2|
|Lone Star Block #3|
|Lone Star Block #4|
You can get enough 6-3/4" squares from one strip; you can get two sets of 4-7/8" squares (for two blocks) from one strip. Go scrappy!
Here are two previous posts that demonstrate cutting Lone Stars from strips:
I hope you've enjoyed seeing how easy it is to rotary cut a Lone Star. And such big blocks, too!