4.16.2015

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

You guys! I've got a problem, I'm obsessed with gray and mustard! I seriously can't get enough of them, I try to design quilts in other colors and I can't help myself. I just keep going back to what I really love most! :)

Today's fun quilt block tutorial is: Amish Star Squared.



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

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


Mustard fabric:
4- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares
12- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of 8 of these.
4- 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips

Sewing:
Place one white 2 7/8" square and one mustard 2 7/8" square right sides together.
Sew 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Repeat, make a total of 8 mustard and white half square triangle blocks.

Place one mustard 2 1/2" square on the left side of one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Sew along the diagonal draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the stitch line.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Place one mustard 2 1/2" square on the right side of the the 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Sew along the diagonal draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the stitch line.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Repeat, make a total of four of these flying geese units.

Sew one 2 1/2" mustard square, one half square triangle, one 2 1/2"x4 1/2" mustard strip, one half square triangle block and one 2 1/2" mustard square.
Press.
Repeat.
Make two of these units.

Sew one half square triangle block, one 2 1/2" white square, one flying geese unit, one 2 1/2" white square and one half square triangle block.
Press.
Repeat.
Make two of these units.

Sew the two rows together.
Press.
Repeat.
Make two of these units.

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

Sew the three rows together.
Press.

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

Mustard fabric:
7 yards

White fabric:
5 1/4 yards

This is the cool quilt that can me made from this Amish Star Squared quilt block. I thought it would be fun to add in some gray, my other favorite color, I really love this version too!

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.

2 comments:

  1. I enjoy receiving these blocks everyday. Thank you for showing the two layouts with variation. Such inspiration!!

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  2. Love this. And, with regard to always creating in the colors you love, good for you. It is a lovely combination and we all have our favorites.

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