This makes a 12" block finished size (12 1/2" unfinished)
Introducing the Coffee with Jeanne Star Block!
1. Select Your Fabrics
|Coffee Theme Pieces (Color 1)|
2. Cut your fabric piecesFrom Color 1 (coffee novelty fabric), cut four 4 1/2" squares. If your fabric has a top and bottom like mine does, make sure to cut it so they all face the right way.
From Color 2 (white or white on white), cut one 4 1/2" square and eight 2 1/2" squares
From Color 3 (coordinating fabric), cut four 4 1/2" squares.
|White Pieces (Color 2)|
|Coordinating "Solid" (Color 3)|
3. Mark Diagonal Lines on White (WOW) Fabric
4. Sew the small squares on the novelty squares as shown in the two pictures below.
You see one piece pinned in position in the picture above. Place right sides together and your stitching line will be on top. Pay attention to how the block will fold once you stitch it so the points will be going the right way. Notice, too, how two of the 2 1/2" squares will be added at the top of one novelty block, two at the bottom of another novelty block, two at the left of a novelty block, and two at the right. This is a concern if you have directional print fabric.
I pinned all eight blocks in place in this photo below so you could see how to position them. Now it's time to sew them in place. I was always told to stitch one thread to the inside of the part that remains. That allows for the size taken up by folding over the fabric. You don't want this seam too far to the outside or the inside. Your corner should flip over and match what is underneath. Stitch only one corner at a time so you can press and check your work before moving on. Do not cut anything away until you press and measure your block. These remain 4 1/2" even after the flippy corners are added.
5. Check Your Work, Press, and Trim
6. Once The "Flippy Corners" Have Been Added
|Here the rows are sewn together.|
7. You Are Finished!
I positioned my 12 1/2" ruler over the block to make sure the size is right.
Your block should look like this:
I made one block prior to this one. (I made the second block so I could take pictures as I went through the process.) Here are my two blocks placed side by side.