The Many Designs of Friendship

Star Variation Quilt Block

Star Variation
Size:  6" Finished (Make 6)

May 2004 Quilt Block of the Month Free from BlockCentral.com The Many Designs of Friendship


Cutting Instructions (for all six blocks):

*Fabric:

Size & Shape:

Number to Cut:

1

2-7/8" Square

12

1

3-1/4" Square

12

1

2-1/2" Square

6

6

2-7/8" Square

12

6

3-1/4" Square

12

*See Fabric Requirement Chart for fabric key.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Using a ruler and a water soluble marker, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all Fabric 6 (cream) 2-7/8" squares.

Step 2:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 6 (cream) 2-7/8" square on a Fabric 1 (dark green) 2-7/8" square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1.  Repeat eleven times more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams to darker fabric and trim points.  Twenty-four Fabric 6/Fabric 1 half-square triangles made.  

Step 3:  Using a ruler and a water soluble marker, draw a diagonal line from EACH corner on the wrong side of all 3-1/4" Fabric 6 (cream) squares.  (You will have an "X" on the wrong side of each square.)

Step 4:  With wrong sides together, layer a Fabric 6 (cream) 3-1/4" square on a Fabric 1 (dark green) 3-1/4" square.  Sew a 1/4" seam on both side of ONE diagonal line that you drew in Step 3.  Cut apart on BOTH diagonal lines.  Repeat eleven times more.  Press seams toward the dark fabric and trim points.  Forty-eight Fabric 6/Fabric 1 triangles made.

Step 5:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 6/Fabric 1 triangle on another (Fabric 6 on Fabric 1) taking care to match the seams.  Stitch along the longest side and press seam to one side.  Repeat twenty-three times more for a total of twenty-four quarter-square triangle units.

Step 6:  Using the block above as your guide, place the units in order for each block.  Using a scant 1/4" seam, sew the units together to form rows and sew the rows together to finish the block.  Make 6 blocks.


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