Rainbow Stars

Take the stars from the American flag and make them into a quilted, patriotic pattern.

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The easy-to-work-with size of this 9-inch quilt block makes it easy to interchange with some of your other favorite patterns.

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Quilt Patterns

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Cutting Instructions

A: is the triangle of a 1" X 1" square
B: 1" X 1"
C: 2" X 1"
D: 1" X 3"
E: 2" X 3"
F: 3" X 3"
G: is the triangle of 3" X 3" square

How to Construct This Block

In chosen colors, lay out pieces in correct position. Be careful of placement. Sew A to A to make a half-square triangle (25 times). Row 1 -- Sew A to C: add AA. Sew B to ACAA. Sew ACAAB to AA; add B. Row 2 -- Sew A to AA; add B. Sew AAAB to AA; add B and AA. Sew AAABAABAA to B; add AA. Row 3 -- Sew A to (3) AA; add B. Sew A (3) AAB to AA; add B, AA, and another B. Sew Row 1 to Row 2. Add Row 3 to make Unit 1. Sew G to left side of Unit 1. Row 4 -- Sew B to AA; add B. Sew BAAB to AA; add B and another AA. Row 5 -- Sew AA to B; Add AA. Sew AABAA to B; add AA and B. Sew Row 4 to Row 5 to make Unit 2. Sew C to left side of Unit 2. Sew E to right side of Unit 2. Row 6 -- Sew AA to B; add AA. Sew AABAA to B; add AA, B, and D to make Unit 3. Row 7 -- Sew B to AA; add B. Sew BAAB to AA; add B. Row 8 -- Sew AA to B; add AA. Row 9 -- Sew B to AA; add B. Sew Row 8 to Row 9. Add E. Sew Row 7 to Row 8 and 9. Add D and F to make Unit 4. Sew Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 together.

To Make a Bed Quilt

This quilt is designed to be a twin-size quilt measuring 78 x 96 inches. We have used two 1-1/2-inch plain borders as shown.

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