Summer Moon - Month 2, Block 2 - Hidden Star

Hey there! Hope you are having a great week so far. :)

We're working on the Hidden Star blocks this week. These blocks are basically  a 9-patch.

We've made HST blocks before, but we haven't done the diamond in a square yet. 

(Note: I do like to make my HSTs slightly bigger and trim with a Bloc Loc.)

Making these diamond in a square blocks are constructed very similarly to flying geese (and we've definitely made a lot of those ;-) 

I have to admit, I really hate to have to draw lines to do all these corner triangles / folded corners. And sometimes - especially with smaller piecing - I will just wing it. But I wanted to introduce you to a little ruler tool just for this purpose! 

The Mini Simple Folded Corner Ruler by Doug Leko is so great! You can use it to pre-trim your corners with a 1/4" seam allowance. This then gives you the edge to follow for sewing and at the perfect distance from the diagonal of the square! I really loved using this little ruler on these blocks. :) 

Once you get the HSTs and the diamond in a square blocks all done, it's easy to zip along and assemble your blocks! 

See you next week!