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May 3, 2013

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM May Block: Aunt Eliza's Star

May 3, 2013
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Today the next block for the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club is here!  Let's welcome May with Aunt Eliza's Star.  This block will bring on a new base block, the Hourglass. 

{Sisters' Ten BOM will post new blocks the first Friday of the month in 2013. Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year. For all things Sisters' Ten, go here.}

**If you prefer to print out your patterns, a downloadable PDF file is available for just $1.00.**
May - Aunt Eliza's Star blog post cover

Cutting Instructions.

For 12" blocks.
  • Cut (4) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of Fabric C.
  • Cut (2) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares of Fabric A (background).  (For Hourglass)
  • Cut (2) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares of Fabric B.  (For Hourglass)
  • Or if you prefer, cut only (1) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square of Fabric B and cut (1) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square of Fabric D.
May - Aunt Eliza's Star 1 and 2 together with corrected letters

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (4) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square of Fabric C.
  • Cut (2) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of Fabric A (background).  (For Hourglass)
  • Cut (2) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of Fabric B.   (For Hourglass)
  • Or if you prefer, cut only (1) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of Fabric B and cut (1) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of Fabric D.
Piecing Instructions.
*Use a scant 1/4" on all seam allowances. See the Scant Rant series for details.

1. Make Hourglass units with Fabric A and Fabric B/Fabric D. Use (1) Fabric A square and the (1) Fabric B square to make (2) Hourglass units using the method in this tutorial.  Repeat this step with either Fabric A and B - or- Fabric A and D.  In total, you will need 4 Hourglass units. The Hourglass blocks should be trimmed down to:
                      
12" blocks:  4 1/2" (unfinished size).
9" blocks:  3 1/2" (unfinished size).

2. Layout the Hourglass Units and other squares as shown below.
Hourglass layout (1)
4. Sew blocks together to make three rows, pressing seams in each row in alternating directions.
Hourglass layout 3
5. Sew the three rows together to complete the block.
Hourglass layout 3 1
7. Make (2) blocks. They may be identical blocks or made from differing fabrics for a scrappier look.  Be careful of your Hourglass block orientations!  I was not paying attention well enough and ended up with a goof....  Time to get the seam ripper!
aunt eliza's star blooper

And the finished blocks...May - Aunt Eliza's Star 1 and 2 together Fabric is Alison Glass for Andover, Lucky Penny with background Quilter's Linen in Straw by Robert Kaufman.

Please add your blocks to the flickr group for Sisters' Ten when you get a chance. Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the group - all of your blocks look great!


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2 comments:

  1. ooh I like! I PROMISED myself I would not start this until I finish my bedroom curtains! lol.

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  2. This one is beautiful. I really need to catch up. Only done Jan's blocks so far :-(

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