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Sentimental Journey
2010 Block of the Month

January 2010 - Installment #1

Quilt Block Name:  Stars Fell On Alabama

Stars Fell On Alabama Free Quilt Block Pattern

Block Unfinished Size:  16-1/2"

Printing Choices:  Printer Friendly Webpage or PDF File.

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color A (Red)

4

2-1/2" Squares

 

Color A (Red)

2

2-7/8" Squares

Color A (Red)

1

5-1/4" Square

Color B (Brown)

6

2-7/8" Squares

Color C (Cream)

4

2-1/2" Squares

 

Color C (Cream)

10

2-7/8" Squares

Color C (Cream)

4

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

 

Color D (Pink)

1

3-3/8" Square

 

Color E (Light Brown)

4

2-1/2" x 12-1/2" Strips

 


* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Place a Color C (cream) 2-7/8" triangle on a Color B (brown) 2-7/8 triangle, right sides together.  Sew along the longest edge using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Press the seam allowance toward the Color B (brown) fabric and trim points.  Make 12.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2".)  No. to make was corrected on Jan. 5, 2010.

Step 2:  Sew a Color C (cream) 2-7/8" triangle to the right end of a Color A (red) 5-1/4" triangle as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Next, sew a Color C (cream 2-7/8" triangle to the left end of the same Color A (red) 5-1/4" triangle as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 3:  Sew Color A (red) 2-7/8" triangles to the left and right sides of the Color D (pink) 3-3/8" square as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Next, sew Color A (red) 2-7/8" triangles to the top and bottom of the same Color D (pink) 3-3/8" square.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 4.  Arrange two Step 1 units, one Color A (red) 2-1/2" square, and one Color C (cream) 2-1/2" square as shown below.  Sew into rows using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Press the seam allowances away from the Step 1 units.  Next, Sew the rows together to finish the unit.  Press the seam allowance toward the top row.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 5:  Sew a Step 2 unit and a Color C (cream) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance away from the Step 2 unit.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 6:  Arrange four Step 4 units, four Step 5 units, and the one Step 3 unit as shown below.  Sew into three rows and press the seam allowances away from the Step 5 units.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block center.  Press the seam allowances toward the center row.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".)

Step 7:  Sew a Step 1 unit to each short end of a Color E (light brown) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strip.  Press the seam allowances away from the Step 1 units.  Make 2.  (This unit will measure 2-1/2" x 16-1/2".)  Note:  Image was corrected on Jan. 5, 2010.

Step 8:  Sew a Color E (light brown) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strip to left and right ends of the block center as shown by numbers 1 and 2 below.  Press the seam allowances away from the block center.  Next, sew a Step 7 unit to the top and bottom of the block center as shown by numbers 3 and 4 below.  Press the seam allowances away from the block center.  (Your block will measure 16-1/2" unfinished.  It will measure 16" when it is sewn into a quilt.)  Note:  Image was corrected on Jan. 5, 2010.

 

That's all for this installment.  See you next month!

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