Close This Ad

Batik Triangle Stars

The same pattern is used to create the four blocks in this wall hanging. Careful fabric placement creates the illusion that they're different. Using Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures' Fire and Ice collections resulted in a graphic quilt.

+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 
+ enlarge
 

Download this Project


Cut and Assemble Star Block A


From one yellow batik, cut:
32 of Triangle Pattern

From one red batik, cut:
32 of Triangle Pattern

From one blue batik, cut:
1—9" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 triangles total
4—6" squares

1. Aligning marked matching points, sew two assorted yellow batik triangles to opposite long edges of a red batik triangle (Diagram 1). Press seams open.

2. Add a third yellow batik triangle to remaining edge of red batik triangle to make a light triangle unit (Diagram 2). Press seam open.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make eight light triangle units total.

4. Using three red batik triangles and one yellow batik triangle, repeat steps 1 and 2 to make a dark triangle unit (Diagram 3). Press all seams open. Repeat to make eight dark triangle units total.

5. With marked matching points aligned, join a light triangle unit and a dark triangle unit to make a diamond unit (Diagram 4). Press seam open. Repeat to make eight diamond units total.

6. Pin together two diamond units with a light triangle unit atop a dark triangle unit. Sew together to make a diamond pair; do not sew into seam allowance at inner corner (blue dot on Diagram 5). Set a blue batik triangle into the diamond pair corner to make a star point unit. Press all seams open. Repeat to make four star point units total.

7. Sew together two star point units; do not sew into seam allowance at inner corner (blue dot on Diagram 6). Set a blue batik 6" square into corner to make a star half. Press all seams open. Repeat to make two star halves total.

8. Join star halves; do not stitch into seam allowance at either corner (blue dots on Diagram 7). Set a blue batik 6" square into each remaining corner to make Star Block A. Press all seams open. The block should be 19-1/4" square including seam allowances.

Comments

Loading comments...