Stars and Stripes
For the Stripes unit:
Cut six red rectangles 1 1/2" X 5 1/2"
Cut four white rectangles 1 1/2" X 5 1/2"
For the Star unit:
Use a 1/4" seam
You will make 2 of the "stripe" or railfence blocks.
Sew together in the order as shown in the picture. Press towards the red.
Each unit should measure 5 1/2" square.
Now you will make 2 of the sawtooth star units.
First make 8 "flying geese" units from B and C. To make one flying geese unit, place a blue square (B) atop a white (C) rectangle with outer edges aligned. (right sides together) On the back of the top square marek the diagonal and sew on this diagonal marking. Cut off the excess seam allowance. Press the remainder towards the corner. Repeat this with another blue square on the other end of the rectangle. Make eight of these.
Now lay out all of the units as shown below. Sew together, pressing the top and bottom row seams to the center and the middle row to the outside. You will make 2 sawtooth blocks.
They should measure 5 1/2" square.
Now what will you make with your block? I would love to see what you come up with!
Here is a quick and easy mug rug made with just a sawtooth unit and a railfence unit.
Or maybe just a simple wall hanging or banner with your choice of a border.
Or...a quilt to be donated to Quilts of Valor......
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