Hello, Hello My Stitching Friends!
Heather here from The Sewing Loft back for our monthly sit & sew session and final block.
Wow, I can hardly believe that we are on the final block of our Starry Night Quilt Sampler. You guys have been so awesome to stick with it and I can’t wait to see everything finished.
For our final block we are gonna go big! That’s right, block 10, Wyoming Valley, is one of the largest block in our quilt and is really the focal point. It measures 12″ square when finished and 12 1/2″ square unfinished.
The first thing you might notice is all of the cut pieces. I’m not going to sugar coat things, this block requires time and patience on the cutting table. But we are all seasoned stitcher’s now and I know you got this!
For those of you just joining us be sure to check out the full supply list and materials list. To make things easy, I have created a printable download that you can grab here.
Now, let’s take a closer look at our final block, Wyoming Valley, and get started.
Block Cutting Instructions:
- Cut 2 White 5″ x 10″ rectangle sub cut into 24 squares 2 1/2″ (a)
- Cut 2 White 2 7/8″ squares (b)
- Cut 2 Polka Dot Lawn 2 7/8″ squares (c)
- Cut 1 Polka Dot Sky 5″ x 18″ rectangle sub cut into 8 rectangles 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″(d)
- Cut 1 Polka Dot Indigo 5″ x 10″ rectangle sub cut into 8 squares 2 1/2″ (e)
- Cut 1 Polka Dot Iris 5″ x 15″ rectangle sub cut into 12 squares 2 1/2″ (f)
*There will be 56 pieces in total after sub cuts.
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- Following color key, place 2 7/8″ squares (b,c) right sides together; draw a line from corner to opposite corner and stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance away from seam; repeat on opposite side. Cut along the drawn line; press open to create 2 half square triangles. Trim each square to a 2 1/2″ square. Repeat to create 4 finished units.
- Alternate and turn square sections to create pattern; join 2 squares right sides together to create a strip using 1/4″ seam allowance. Join each strip together to create a 2 block strip. Make 2. Join each strip right sides together to create 4 1/2″ square. This is your center, set aside.
- Now, let’s make the outside corners. Following color key, place 2 1/2″ squares (a, f) right sides together; draw a line from corner to opposite corner and stitch along line. Leaving 1/4″ seam allowance, trim excess fabric; press open. Trim each square to a 2 1/2″ square. Repeat to create 12 finished HST’s. Alternate and turn square sections to create pattern; join 2 squares right sides together to create a strip using 1/4″ seam allowance. Join each strip right sides together to create a 2 block strip. Join each strip right sides together to create 4 1/2″ square. Make 4 as diagram. These are the corner units, set aside.
- Center Stripes: Following the color key, place 2-1/2″ square (a) lined up first with the left end rectangle (d), right sides together. Draw a line from corner to opposite corner and stitch along line. Leaving 1/4″ seam allowance, trim excess fabric; press open. Repeat this with square (e) on the other end of the rectangle. Trim to 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ as needed. Join 2 units together to create 4 blocks as diagram.
5. It’s time to piece them altogether. Arrange and stitch units together to create a finished 12″ block. (12 1/2″ unfinished).
Like I mentioned, block 10 is stunner of a focal point! Nervous to get started? Be sure to check out more easy tips here to help you achieve block success.
Well that’s it for now, be sure to take a quick break once you’ve finished because next month we digging into final assembly of our Starry Night Quilt Sampler.
5 thoughts on “Starry Night Block 10 | Wyoming Valley”
I love this block! Made a quilt many years ago with Sally Schneider using it and still one of my favorites! So glad you included it in your sampler.
So glad to hear that you like it Bev! I really enjoyed stitching it together and have a feeling I will be making more in different sizes next year.
Shouldn’t the outer corners be cut at 2 7/8″ to end with 2 1/2. Cut mine as instructed and they are to small
Mine were too small too!! Wasted all that material and you also need 3 of the 5 x 10 rectangles to make 24 2-1/2 squares. These instruction measurements are all messed up. So disappointed!!
We have reached out to the designer who created this pattern to see if she can assist you.
We will be in touch with you via email.