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Assemble the Christmas Rising Star Quilt Block
Christmas Rising Star Quilt Block

Assemble the Christmas Rising Star Quilt Block

© Janet Wickell
Star tips are created by Flying Geese units. We can assemble them with quick piecing techniques.

  1. Gather a 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" background rectangle and two 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" red squares.

  2. Use the quick flying geese technique to sew a red square to each end of the rectangle.

    A member of our quilting community made a wonderful frugal suggestion: before you trim the tips from your geese units, sew another seam 1/2" outwards from the first. When you trim off the tips, the outer corners fall away and are half square triangle units that can be used in another project.

  3. Make three more identical geese units.

  4. Repeat, making four more geese units from the smaller background rectangles and small green squares.

  5. Assemble the small center star by arranging the green/background geese units, the four 2" x 2" squares and the 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" center square into three rows as shown (middle illustration).

  6. Sew components of each row together. Press seam allowances towards the squares. Join the rows, butting seam intersections for a snug fit.

  7. Assemble the quilt block by arranging the red/background geese units, the four 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" background squares and the small star center into three rows as shown.

  8. Sew components of each row together. Press seam allowances towards corner squares and center star. Join the rows, butting seam intersections for a snug fit.

  9. Press the quilt block. It should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".
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