August Bite Size Block

A Hot Summer Daze.


I love the relaxed pace of summer… what am I talking about? Relaxed? When has my summer been relaxed? This summer has blown by like a convertible on a hot road going 100mph! It is already August 1 and my niece and nephew are back in school with my boys hot on their heels, going back in just a couple weeks. Remember when we started school AFTER Labor Day? Sometimes I think we just cut our summer too short.

Today I saw an End of Summer Sale 30-50% off!No!,” I silently screamed in my head, “Not the end of summer!” They were already putting harvest and Halloween items out on their shelves. I held back the tears, bought my few summer clearance items and hurried out. Summer is not over. It isn’t. It won’t. So, to celebrate Not-the-end-of-summer, let’s make this beautiful Sun Burst Star. Just click ILoveUsYearRound.InsidePgs25-27 to download the instructions.

This block is full of little 1″ finished half square triangles. But don’t break out into a summer sweat! I like using Star Singles when a pattern calls for eight or more Half Square Triangles. You can make eight at a time, quick as a wink. However, if you don’t have Star Singles, no sweat, because the block pattern includes the traditional non-paper method of making the half square triangles. A12135bI will be teaching the Not-the-end-of-summer Sun Burst Star at In Between Stitches on Sunday, August 9, from 1-5pm. You can sign up for the class here. I will be sharing Star Singles so you can try a new method as well as demonstrating other quick Half Square Triangle methods, tips and tricks.

Hanging onto summer!