It’s time for our third block – the Milton Falls Star! (Miss our earlier posts? You can find more information about the Ohio Star, Wedding Ring block, fabric requirements, cutting tips, and fabric color options.)
What’s in a name?
What we today recognize as the Ohio Star block (our block 2) historically has also been identified (to name a few) as the Variable Star, the Texas Star, and the Lone Star. Today, in honor of the setting of Friendship Album: Forget-Me-Not, we are calling this variation the Milton Falls Star.
While construction for the Milton Falls Star is quite similar to the Ohio Star, fabric placement makes this block shine! You will need two blocks for the throw-sized quilt and one block for the baby-sized quilt.
Assembling the quarter-square triangle follows the same basic steps as the hour-glass unit –align, test, press, trim – but uses two different half-square triangles instead of identical ones.
Align your half-square triangles so that like colors are not touching (left above photo). Follow the instructions in the pattern (see page 9) when trimming the quarter-square triangle. You will be trimming away slightly more than a quarter-inch (right above photo).
Ready to sew? Share photos of your Milton Falls block on Instagram and in the Quilt Fiction Facebook group – use tags #lovesmelovesmenotqal, #quiltfictionqal, and #storyguildqal. Add your blocks to our Loves Me, Loves Me Not gallery by emailing them to email@example.com.
Next Monday, March 6, we will make the Florence Star and I’ll share a sneak peak of our next giveaway!
Don’t yet have the pattern? You can buy the pattern at the Quilt Fiction Shop.
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