July 1999ís block was a Log Cabin Star.

The finished block measures 10 1/2 inches square.
    (11 inches unfinished).

Instructions:

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  1. Cut one gold fabric and four blue fabric 2 1/2 inch squares.
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  1. Cut two gold and two blue 2 7/8 inch squares (star points)
  2. Place the gold squares on top of a blue squares, right sides together, cut the layered square diagonally, and sew the four half square triangles together along the diagonal edge. Press seam allowance toward blue fabric.
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    OR, Place the gold squares on top of a blue squares, right sides together, draw a diagonal line and sew 1/4 inch to each side of the line. Cut along the line you drew and press open.
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  1. Piece the star block together as illustrated; it should measure 6 1/2 inches.
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  1. Use a variety of six 2 inch red and blue strips cutting one strip each of the following lengths: 6 1/2 inches; 8 inches; 8 inches; 9 1/2 inches; 9 1/2 inches; 11 inches.
  2. Sew a 6 1/2 inch strip to one side of star block, press toward strip.  Turn star block a quarter turn to the left.
  3. Sew an 8 inch strip to the star block, press toward strip.
  4. Sew an 8 inch strip to the same side of the block as the 6 1/2 inch strip.
  5. Continue adding the following size strips, making sure the strips are added to only two sides of the block.
Your completed block will measure eleven inches.
10  1/2 inches after sewn into a quilt!
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