So Far? In Part Three you sorted all your squares and you are now going to begin sewing.
Part 4 of Four Star Square
You will now sew the squares you sorted into baggies in the First section of Part Three.
You will be sewing two of the 2.5" squares of Fabric A to each 4.5" square of Fabric B you sorted into each baggie. Your finished block will look like this:
The Step-by-Step instructions for making this block can be found on this page. In order to make the images small I have sacrificed color and image quality, but you should find it easy to understand the steps. You will find this technique a fast one with no triangles to cut and no bias edges to sew!
1. Take the 4 baggies and make 16 of the above blocks using Fabric B (4.5 in. squares) and Fabric A (2.5 in. squares).
2. Now, using the same sewing techniques you will make similar blocks with the fabric squares from the Third sorting section of Part 3.
A. Find the baggie that you labeled "D Corners" from Part 3 sorting. Sew the one 2.5 in. square of A Fabric to the one 4.5 in. square of D fabric. Cut and press it as the steps show you for the one corner. You will not be sewing a 2nd corner to these 4 squares. Put them back in the "D Corners" baggie when done.
B. Take the remaining 32 4.5 in. squares of D Fabric and the 64 in. 2.5 in. squares of A fabric you sorted with them in Part 3. You will now sew these in the same format as the above double-adjacent corner blocks. Important note: If you are using a striped fabric as I suggested it is important that all the corner triangles are oriented in the same way to the stripes in the D Fabric. The stripes should point toward the point formed by the corners. The orientation should look like the image just below. If you are not using striped fabric you can ignore this instruction.
Next : Part 5
Sewing the rest of the block corners
and starting to assemble some of the blocks.
I especially want to credit Mary Ellen Hopkins for her technique of adding the connecting corners. There are a lot of tips on doing this type of quick half square triangles, but hers are among the best! The Kansas Dugout block is the other we will be making for our Mystery Quilt - see what Mary Ellen does with it here. Mary Ellen Hopkin's Web page is http://www.maryellenhopkins.com.
Part 5 of the mystery quilt is here.