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Quilt Block Pattern


Northumberland Star

Cream (Fabric 1)
... Cut 4 squares 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (Piece A)
... Cut 4 rectangles 2 5/8" x 4 3/4" (Piece C)
... Cut 1 square 7 1/4" x 7 1/4", cut twice diagonally to make 4 quarter-square triangles (Piece E)

Red (Fabric 2)
... Cut 4 squares 3" x 3", cut once diagonally to make 8 half-square triangles (Piece B)
Cut 8 squares 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" (Piece D)

Blue print (Fabric 3)
... Cut 1 square 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" (Piece F)

Northumberland Star Block
Block Size: 12" Finished
Adv. Beginner Level

Piecing the block
Step 1 ... Square and Triangles Unit
Referring to Diagram I, match intersecting points and sew Piece 2A triangle to two side of Piece 1A square. Repeat to add second triangle to adjacent side of square.

Diagram I
Diagram I

Step 2 ... Flying Geese Unit
Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of Piece 2D red squares. Layer Piece 2D square and Piece 1C rectangle. Sew directly on top of drawn line. Cut away excess fabric 1/4" from seamline. Press seam allowance. Repeat for other end of rectangle (Diagram II). Make 4.

Diagram II
Diagram II

Step 3 ... Assembling Block
Referring to Diagram III, sew completed units, 4 Piece 1E triangles, and Piece 3F square together to make block.

Assembly Diagram
Assembly Diagram


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