Contemporary Crossroads: Alternate Cutting Method and Floating Star Assembly


Alternate Cutting Method

From dark red print, cut:
16-3-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 32 triangles total

From each gold print, cut:
8-3-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 16 triangles total

From mottled orange, cut:
8-4-3/4x42" strips

From assorted bright prints, cut:
128-3-1/2" squares

From hand-dyed green, cut:
5-2x42" strips for inner border

From red floral, cut:
6-5x42" strips for outer border
7-2-1/2x42" binding strips

1. To cut mottled orange 4-3/4x42" strips into elongated hexagon shapes, first cut out Hexagon Pattern (click "Download this Project" above for full-size pattern).

2. Using double-stick tape, secure Hexagon Pattern to bottom of 6-1/2"-square acrylic ruler, aligning pattern with two corners of ruler (Diagram 1).

3. Center pattern over a mottled orange 4-3/4x42" strip and rotary-cut an elongated hexagon (Diagram 2). Repeat to cut 32 elongated hexagons total.Download this Project

Alternate Floating Star Unit Assembly

1. Sew a dark red print triangle and a gold print triangle to opposite edges of a mottled orange elongated hexagon to make a Floating Star unit. (Diagram 3). Press open attached triangles. The unit should be 6-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make 32 Floating Star units total.