Sunday, March 11, 2012

KANSAS CITY STAR envelope motif

Here we go with Kansas City Star!  It is called the envelope motif because the points of the star are not as visible.  The cutting directions are a little different so that you get experience reading another popular way it is done on patterns.  You will be cutting squares, the then cutting those into triangles.  In this particular pattern the squares are cut in half diagonally.  Some patterns will have you cutting them like an x so you end up with four triangles.  Good luck!
1.  Cut out your pieces.  Notice the diagram on how to cut some squares into half triangles.  

2. With right sides together, stitch B triangles to square A in order shown in photos.  
Press seams as you go!  
Press towards the dark throughout construction.

3. Lay out the entire block and then proceed to sew the sections illustrated.

 4. Take E Triangle and stitch C triangle right sides together.  

Do this for all 4 “C” triangles.  
Press as you go. 
Remember this is a stretch seam because you are sewing on the bias.  Go gently as to not stretch it out of shape.

5. Stitch E and F triangles together.

6.Lay out the entire block once again and sew into 3 units as shown.  
Now sew those 3 units together and you are done!


  1. I need to get started before you guys finish!

  2. I know I've been bad at putting stuff on the flickr, I need to check it actually:) But I am still SO excited that you are putting this up for us people who are far away to sew along! I love still being part of the group:) I'll post pics soon! love to you all!

  3. I love the way these fabrics look together. Very cool block.