Here it is! The second part to making your very own Scrappy Lone Star! You can find Part I here.
Lay your 8 diamond panels from Part I out, admire your work, and decide where you want each panel to go. You can place a pin at the inner point of each panel, so you don’t accidentally sew one the wrong way.
Now you will need to cut 16 1″x 12″ strips out of your border fabric.
Pin a 1″ strip to one side of a diamond panel and sew.
Press your seam allowances towards the 1″ strip and true up the point.
Next, sew a second 1″ strip to the other side of your star panel. Press seam allowances towards strip and true up again.
Your panel will now look like this.
Repeat for your other 7 panels.
Now, take your background fabric and cut 8 11″ squares.
Cut each square diagonally down the middle.
Here is where it really helps to lay your star out again like the photo above.
Pin the short edge of an 11″ triangle to your star panel like the photo above and sew. Press seams open.
Pin the long edge of an 11″ triangle to the other side of the panel and sew. Press seam allowances open.
Repeat with your other 7 star panels. Be very sure to sew each triangle to the correct side of your panel. It helps to have all your pieces laid out so you can see where each one goes.
Once you have all your triangles sewn to your panels, you will begin to sew your panels togethers.
Sew your diagonal seams first taking care to match your points. Be careful not to stretch your seams, since they are on the bias. Press seams open.
Now you will have 4 blocks. Sew your top blocks to your bottom blocks. Press seams open.
Next, sew your two halves together. Press seams open.
Look, you have a Lone Star! Yours will looks a lot more complete than mine.
Lastly, true up your edges, leaving at least a 1/4″ seam allowance from your points.
Congrats! You made a Lone Star! If you make one using this tutorial, I would love to see it.
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Stay tuned, because in the near future I am going to give you a quick tutorial on how to size this Scrappy Lone Star up or down to make various sizes.