I will be using these blocks to make a quilt for my father. He is a retired Captain from the U.S. Navy Reserved. I found the quilt panel and fabric pictured below. I will use the star blocks to ring the quilt panel to create a quilt for his birthday!
The colors I am looking for are reds- deep, but not maroon, navy blues and deep blues, and creams. The fabrics can have small print, marbles or solids. My star has small stars in the blue and cream.
Start by cutting:
Cream - (4) 2 1/2 inch squares
(4) 3 inch squares
Red - (4) 3 inch squares
Blue - (4) 3 inch squares
Draw a diagonal line across all the cream and 2 red 3" squares. Pair 2 red and 2 blue squares, 2 red and 2 cream squares and 2 blue and 2 cream squares.
Sew 1/4" on either side of the lines you drew. Press and cut on the line. Press to the darker color. Trim the HST's to 2 1/2"
Layout the blocks as shown and sew together with a 1/4" seam.
I sewed each row together, pressing the seams of each row in opposite directions. This helped to "lock" the blocks together when sewing the rows together.
Your block should measure 8 1/2". If you have any questions, please let me know! Thank you!