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Quilter's Basket - (Positive-Negative) Saw Tooth Star!

This "challenge" includes two blocks.  (Tan background with red star and red background with tan star.)  This will make the quilt more cohesive.


Fabric:
Fabric A:  Neutral plain or pattern fabric:
1 - 6 1/2" square
2 - 9" squares
4 - 3 1/2 " squares

Fabric B:  Toned down fabric (no brights)
1 - 6 1/2 " square
2 - 9" squares
4 - 3 1/2" squares

8 Half Square Triangles:
1.  Put one 9" (Fabric A) on top of one 9" (Fabric B), right sides together.  Draw diagonal lines from corner to corner.  Fold block in half and mark center of each side.  Measure down from the top of block 4 1/2" and draw line from side to side.  Turn fabric and measure 4 1/2" from top and draw line from side to side.


2.  Sew 1/2" on each side of both diagonal lines.
3.  Cut between diagonal lines.  Cut along other lines.  This should make 8 HST.
4.  Square to 3 1/2".  Press open.  Repeat with other 9" squares and set aside for block 2.










Assembly:  See  illustration above for placement.