Under Southern Skies Tutorial

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After many requests, and emailed instructions to curious followers, I have decided to put everything here in one place for future reference. *Some previous experience making half-square triangles is assumed.

Fabric requirements
12 fat quarters of coordinating blue and white fabric
2 and a half yards/metres of white solid fabric

Making the Star within a Star blocks-
12 and a half-inch blocks:

Cutting:
*From white solid, cut 4 squares measuring 4 inches, and 4 squares measuring 3 and a half inches.
* print #1 (for the outer star), cut 4 squares measuring 4 inches, 4 squares measuring 2 and a half inches, and 4 squares measuring 2 inches.
*From print #2 (for the inner star), cut 4 squares measuring 2 and a half inches, and 1 square measuring 3 and a half inches.
Assembly:
*Make eight half-square triangles for the outer star, using 4-inch squares of #1 print and white solid squares. Trim to 3 and a half inches
*Make eight half-square triangles for the inner star, using the 2 and a half-inch of #2 print. Trim to 2 inches
*Arrange the smaller blocks to form the inner star. 
*Stitch the units together
*Arrange the remaining half-square triangles around the inner star to form the outer star.
*Stitch units together and press well.

MAKE 10, varying the placement of the white fabric as shown below.


Making the small 6" stars
*Make just the centre star of the above block
Make a mix of white stars with a blue background and blue stars with a white background, making a total of 20 blocks

Make four-patch blocks from 4 x 3 and a half-inch squares - (finished size 6 and a half inches.) Make a total of 10 blocks

Cut 10, 6 and a half-inch squares from the variety of print fabric.

Assemble, using the first photo as your guide.









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