**QAF BOM – July**

**Diamond Star**

12″ finished size (12 1/2″ Unfinished)

**Suggested fabrics for BOM Drawing: **

**Main Fabric A:**Dark Blue

**Coordinating Fabric B:**Medium Blue

**Contrast C:**Red

**Background D:**White on white

(For every block you enter into the drawing, you get one chance in the drawing.)

**General directions for quick half and quarter square triangle blocks.**

**To make quarter square triangles units**: Place two squares right side together. On the back of the lighter of the fabrics, draw a line diagonally from corner to corner. Then another line diagonally from corner to corner making an X. These will be cutting lines. Then 1/4″ on either side of **one** of the lines, draw 2 stitching lines on either side of the diagonal line. With two squares, right sides together, sew on the two outside stitching lines. Then cut into 2 halves on the line between the two stitching lines. Then divide those two parts on the other line. Press out and you will have 4, 1/4 square triangles. **(Diagram)**

**To make half square triangle blocks:** On the back of the lighter of the fabrics, draw a line diagonally from corner to corner. Then 1/4″ on either side of one of the line, draw 2 stitching lines. **(Diagram)**

With two squares, right sides together, sew on the two outside stitching lines. Then cut into 2 halves on the line between the two stitching lines. Press out and you will have 2, half square triangle blocks.

**Directions for July QAF BOM, Diamond Star**

**Center square: **

Fabric C: Cut 1 square, 3 3/8″

Fabric B: Cut 2 squares, 2 7/8″, divide diagonally to get 4 triangles.

Sew a triangle to one side of the square, matching long sides of the triangle to the side of the square. Sew a second triangle to the opposite side of the square. Then sew a triangle to each of the other two sides of the square.

**Corner Squares**

Fabric D: Cut 4 squares, 4 1/2″

**Side Squares:**

Fabric A: Cut 4 squares 3 5/8″. Divide each diagonally into 2 triangles to get 8 triangles.

Fabric D: Cut 1 Square, 5 1/4″, Divide diagonally twice in 4 quarter-square triangles.

Cut **4 squares 2 1/4″**, Divide each diagonally **once** into **8*** half-square triangles.

Fabric C: Cut 4 Squares, 1 7/8″.

To one side of each fabric C square, sew a fabric D triangle, matching short side of triangle to square. Then on each unit, sew a fabric D triangle to the adjoining side. Using the color photo as a guide, sew each of these D/C triangle units to a Fabric A triangle, matching short sides.

To each of the remaining Fabric A triangles, sew a Fabric D triangle, matching short sides. Refer to the color photo to make sure you have them on the correct sides.

Sew the A/D triangles together with the A/C/D triangles, matching long sides.

Square up each unit to 4 1/2″ and assemble the block as a 9 patch.

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