Monday, July 13, 2015

Ninja Star - Riley Blake - Charm Pack or Layer Cake

Year of the Ninja - Riley Blake


For over 10 years I was in Karate. When I saw Riley Blake had made a collection featuring a Ninja theme I thought OH MY GOD. With Ninja's I think of Ninja Star or throwing star's so I wanted to form a block that looked like a throwing star. I hope you all enjoy!








Fabric:
   - Four Charm Packs in Year of the Ninja by Riley Blake.
        [42 assorted 5" squares] Note: If you buy from Missouri Star Quilt Co their Riley Blake Charm Packs, Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls feature 40 within that set. So you get more for your money. Now if you want to support your favorite quilt store just be aware of the number of charms come in your pack.
   - One Solid Layer Cake (Kona Fabric Black) or 4 Charm Packs from the same color.
        [42 solid 10" squares] 
   - Binding 3/4 yard
   - Backing 5 yards



Piecing:

1. With your solid layer cakes you are going to cut into 4 - 5"x5" squares. (If you are using charm packs then you do not need to do this step.)

2. Then using my half square triangle method (the first way), you will do that with  all your 5"x5" squares, solid with print. Press open to the dark side.

3. From matching patterns, form this block below using 4 half square triangles.  (You'll be making a total of 84 squares, two from each layer cake)

4. Then using the blocks you made in step 3, start forming 4x4 blocks like below. (You should have 21 blocks total.)

 

5. Next lay out your quilt with forming 6 rows across and 7 rows down using the block created from step 4. Sew your rows and columns together and you are done with your quilt top.

 

 

 

 

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