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Asian Lone Star

The border blocks center squares and the large open spaces surrounding the center star are a perfect place to showcase medium- and large-scale prints.

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Assemble Middle Border Blocks


1. Sew together two orange print 1-1/2x42" strips and an Asian floral 4-1/2x42" strip to make strip set A (Diagram 6). Press seams toward orange print strips. Repeat with remaining Asian floral 4-1/2x42" strip and orange print strips to make a second strip set A. Cut each A strip set into eight 4-1/2"-wide A segments.

2. Sew together two blue print 11/2x42" strips and an orange print 4-1/2x42" strip to make strip set B (Diagram 7). Press seams toward orange print strip. Repeat to make two total of strip set B. Cut B strip sets into thirty-two 11/2"-wide B segments.

3. Referring to Diagram 8, join one A segment and two B segments to make a floral border block. Press seams toward B segments. The block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 floral border blocks total.

4. Sew together two light blue print 1-1/2x42" strips and an Asian print 4-1/2x42" strip to make strip set C (Diagram 9). Press seams toward Asian print strips. Repeat with remaining Asian print 4-1/2x42" strip and light blue print strips to make a second strip set C. Cut each C strip set into eight 4-1/2"-wide C segments.

5. Sew together two gold print 1-1/2x42" strips and a light blue print 4-1/2x42" strip to make strip set D (Diagram 10). Press seams toward orange print strips. Repeat to make two total of strip set D. Cut D strip sets into thirty-two 1-1/2"-wide D segments.

6. Referring to Diagram 11, sew together one C segment and two D segments to make an Asian print border block. Press seams toward C segment. The block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 Asian print border blocks total.

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