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Americana Lone Star

The Antique Americana collection from RJR Fabrics steals the show in this Lone Star wall hanging. A two-color collage of vintage postcards provides an unexpected background in the LeMoyne Star blocks and setting units. Abrupt changes from light prints to dark prints make this small Lone Star radiate. A trio of borders visually contains the star.

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Assemble LeMoyne Star Blocks and Setting Units


1. Sew together two blue star print diamonds, without sewing into 1/4" seam allowance, to make an angled unit. Finger-press seam open. Referring to Diagram 7, set a red-and-cream print triangle into angled unit to make a star point unit; the red-and-cream print triangle will extend slightly beyond edges of star point unit. Press seams toward red-and-cream print triangle. Repeat to make 24 star point units total.
 
2. Referring to Diagram 8 and without sewing into 1/4" seam allowance, join two star point units. Set a red-and-cream print 3-1/2" square into corner between star point units to make a star half; the red-and-cream print square will extend slightly beyond edges of star half. Press seams toward red-and-cream print square. Repeat to make 12 star halves total.

3. Sew together two star halves without sewing into 1/4" seam allowance. Press seam open. Set red-and-cream print 3-1/2" squares into open corners (Diagram 9) to make a LeMoyne Star block. Press seams toward red-and-cream print squares. The block should be 10-1/2" square including seam allowances. (The star should "float" slightly within red-and-cream print pieces.) Repeat to make four LeMoyne Star blocks total.
 
4. Sew red-and-cream print triangles to opposite edges of a star half to make a LeMoyne Star setting unit (Diagram 10). Press seams toward red-and-cream print triangles. Repeat to make four LeMoyne Star setting units total.

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