It has been a while since I did my last Kansas City Star Block. Last week, I got my newest block which Block #4. Block four is "Arrow Head Star", it was first printed in the paper on July 11, 1931.
block is made from 3 colors, the background cream, deep red floral, and
blue fabric. After cutting all the pieces, you start preparing the
blocks for the assembly. Starting with making 2 different flying geese
units and blue half-triangles blocks.
After the all the flying geese units are made you then lay them out so they are on top of each other. To make on chevron unit.
Next you need to make the corner units, with the blue half-triangles that were made.
Start by sewing the one set of 4 half-triangles with the blue pointed down toward the background squares. And sew the other set of 4 half-triangles up toward the blue squares. Press the seam each set so they are going to the squares. Then sew the two units together to make the finished corner unit. Pressing down toward the blue side.
it is time to lay the block units out for assembly to make the big
block. Laying the corners units in the 4 corners with the chevron units
in the middle of the corner units. Then
adding a 4 1/2" red square in the middle. Start with sewing each
corner unit to the middle chevron, and the middle chevrons to the middle
square to make all the rows of the block. Once all the rows are made
then sew the top row to the middle, then the bottom to the middle.
Pressing the rows toward the bottom of the block. Then the block is done.