4.10.2015

How to: Amish Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you've all been having a great week! We're already to star block #9 the Amish Star!
.....and yes, the upper right corner is supposed to look like that. :)


Cutting:
This block will finish at 12"x12" square.

Green fabric:
4- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.)
7- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
4- 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips

White fabric:
4- 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
4- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares
9- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of 8 of these.)
1- 4 1/2"x4 1/2" square

Sewing:
Place one green and one white 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares right sides together.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
Repeat making a total of 8 half square triangle blocks.

Place one white 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square on the upper left corner of one green 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Sew along the diagonal line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the stitch line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
Repeat the same process on the right side of the block.
Repeat, making a total of four flying geese blocks.

Sew one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one flying geese unit, one 4 1/2" white square, one flying geese unit, one 2 1/2"x4 1/2" white strip.
Press.

Sew one half square triangle block, one green 2 1/2" square, one flying geese unit, one 2 1/2" white square and one green and white half square triangle unit.
Press.
Sew one half square triangle block, one green 2 1/2" square, one flying geese unit, one 2 1/2" green square and one green and white half square triangle unit.
Press.

Sew one green 2 1/2" square, one green and white half square triangle one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one green and white half square triangle and one 2 1/2" green square.
Press.
Repeat, make two of these units.

Sew the 5 rows together.
Press.

Now, to make this into a 96"x96" quilt you'll need the following fabrics:

Green fabric:
5 1/8 yards

White fabric:
6 3/4 yards


For this second version I rotated the blocks so the white corners intersect, it creates just a bit more interest.

Hope you all enjoy! 
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks
Make sure to check out our books for more inspiration and patterns: Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion QuiltingModern One-Block Quilts and Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

1 comment:

  1. I found your site from a link from FaveQuilts. I love star quilt blocks, so I love this Month of Stars. Thanks for sharing the patterns and encouraging quilting!

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