You can see on my block, I chose to 'fussy cut' the center, but you don't need to. The center is 4.5" so you can use up your charm squares. Please use a light center. We would like you to use shades of whites/creams and bright colors. Please be as scrappy as you can.
The triangles are easy ... I like to cut mine much bigger and then trim to size. They will be trimmed to 4.5" as well. In this diagram, you can see that out of one block, you get two matches - best to make two blocks then or share with a friend so you can keep it scrappy.
Take your two square and lay them right sides together, draw a pencil line down the center and then sew 1/4" away from the line on each side. Cut up the center, press to the dark and trim to size. Voila!
Pick 4 side blocks and get a nice layout together
Then, sew, sew, sew! It took me about an hour to dig through my stash, iron, cut and sew up two blocks.
The blocks are rather addicting so be warned. If you are on instagram, there are lots of posts with these finished quilts ... #quiltystarsal (quilty stars sew along) or #quiltystarsquilt
PS: you can tell Rae made this block because of the kitty cats!
Rae made up these beauties.
Here is the finished project. This is a quilt I made Darby in the fall. It was made all with scraps. As you can see, the scrappier the better. I had fun cutting up some of my favorite fabrics that I had been saving. Twelve blocks with sashing and borders make a good size twin.
I hope you love this block as much as us! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
~Sheri & Rae