Just Takes 2™ Schoolhouse Quilt – Block 6

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I’m having a hard time today getting myself back into the swing of everyday life. It was such a wonderful week in Shipshewana. The laughter, great food and time spent with dear friends will have to carry us through until the next retreat in November. I have quite a few treasures and my sewing things to put away but it’s a Just Takes 2 day. Brenda is moving her husband to a residential care home today so I’m posting her Just Takes 2 block again. I know you all can understand how difficult that must be and won’t mind the change again. Teaching trips to Empty Spools Seminar in California and the Dear Jane Expo in Nantes, France also were canceled because of the challenges they’re facing but family comes first and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Block 6
The block you’ll be making is the cute little Ohio Star. There’s a quick way to make the quarter square triangles that are the main part of the block. Here’s what you need to do.

IMG_2590 You’ll start with squares of the three fabrics used in the block. You’ll get two quarter square triangle units from the two red, one white and one red print fabric shown. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the red solid squares.

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Sew 1/4″ away from the drawn line on both sides of it. Cut on the drawn line to get the half square triangles we’ll use in the next step.

IMG_2592 Press the seam allowance toward the red solid fabric.

IMG_2593 Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the red and white half square triangles. Match them with the red solid and red print ones. You’ll see how the seams just nestle together for a perfect match.

IMG_2594 Stitch 1/4″ away from the drawn line on both sides of it. Cut the units apart on the drawn line.

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Voila! Quarter square triangle units with three colors of fabric and they’re all in the right place for putting your block together.

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Here’s a closer look at the block. You can see where the quarter square triangles go.

Let’s get stitching -

Just Takes 2™ Schoolhouse Quilt
Block 6 – Click here

 

P.S. If you’ve missed any of the blocks you can purchase them HERE

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3 Responses to “Just Takes 2™ Schoolhouse Quilt – Block 6”

  1. Susan April 18, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    That’s one of my favorite star blocks. Thanks!

  2. Susan April 18, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    I meant to say how sorry I am for the difficulties Brenda and her husband are going through.

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