Wednesday, February 14, 2018

THE PATRIOT - Clue #1



MQ4M  A7 Clue #1



For our First Clue you will be Making 16 of these Wonky Star Blocks. Each Block needs to measure 9 ½ inches when you are finished stitching.  I love the Wonky Block, because I can use scraps, and can mix and match blues – however – if you don’t like this block – feel free to substitute a Sawtooth Star or a Friendship Star Block – it just needs to be 9 ½ inches.   You will be using your DARK BLUES and your WHITES for these blocks

Now here is how to make the Wonky Star Block
For each block :



You need 8 - 3 1/2 inch Dark Blue Squares ( It can be the same blue or Scrappy Blues!!)
you need 5 - 3 1/2 inch White Squares ( again same or scrappy)


Take the 4 Light Squares and slice them on the diagonal









Then I lay the block out like this - because I like to ;-)
Once I get in the production mode, I don't always lay them out. 
(it sure is pretty tho!)




Now - you will take 4 of those blue squares and create the Star Spikes.
I do lay them out, as it is easier for me to remember!
Lay them out like this - 
right sides together


There is NO exact place to put them - you are making sort of wonky spikes
So you want to make sure when you flip it, it will cover the blue,
But still can be crazy



And stitch 1/4 inch seam along the light

Flip it, and add the next spike
Stitch 1/4 inch along that diagonal






And flip it as well
You notice they don't match up particularly well - but that's okay!
That is what makes the wonky
Press and then Trim to 3 1/2 inches


And then - Ta-da 
You place the Spikes in the block like so:




And TA!! DA!!
A Wonky Star Block!!

The block size - when stitched should be:
9 1/2 inches



Again you will need 16 of these stars for Clue #1

You can also find a pdf version in my Craftsy store ( for free)
pdf A7 the Patriot Clue 1



5 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great lead off to what I'm sure will be another FABULOUS quilt!!

desertskyquilts said...

Thank you! It looks like we don't trim behind the first triangle, so that saves some time.

Carlie Nichols said...

Thanks for the option of using other stars too. Carlie

Deborah Shandor said...

Finished these today. Gotta say this was my first Wonky star, and I had a couple throw aways. But once I got the hang of it.....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Cathy said...

I guess I had better get moving and get wonky!