Welcome to the Star Block of the Month! We are starting off with a nice, straightforward block made with half-square triangles (HSTs) – the Lemoyne Star.
We will be sewing two 8” blocks (8.5” unfinished) and making them up to 12.5” (unfinished) with sashing. The sashing is identical in both blocks.
This diagram gives you the arrangement of colours in the block, with the specific shades listed in the tables below. The blank areas are sewn from background fabric.
Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the four 3.5” x 3.5” background squares, and one each of colour 1 and colour 3. Put the squares together in pairs as below:
Lay out your pieces to match the block diagram, then sew together to make an 8.5” block.
Add the sashing as below. Attach the 8.5” x 2.5” pieces first, press, then add the 12.5” x 3.5” and 12.5” x 1.5” strips.