4.07.2015

How to: Aunt Mary's Star - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Alright friends, are you ready for another fun quilt block tutorial? Generally I am drawn to quilts with white backgrounds, but today I decided to mix it up and use this fun green for the background fabric. Today's adorable quilt block is Aunt Mary's Star.



Cutting:
This quilt block will finish at 12" square.
Green fabric:
4- 2"x5" strips
16- 2 3/8"x2 3/8" squares
4- 2"x3 1/2" strips
8- 2"x2" squares

Yellow fabric:
4- 2 3/8"x2 3/8" squares
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.)
1- 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square.

White fabric:
16- 2 3/8"x2 3/8" squares
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.)

Sewing:
Place one white and one green  2 3/8" square together, 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 24 white and green half square triangle blocks and 8 yellow and green half square triangle blocks.
Sew two green and white half square triangle blocks together.
Press the seam open.
Make 8 of these units.
Sew the units from the previous step together to create hour glass blocks.
Press center seam open.
Sew four of these units.
Sew two yellow and green half square triangle units together. 
Press center seam open.
Repeat making a total of four of these units.
Sew one yellow and green flying geese unit to the side of one green and white hour glass block.
Press.
Make four of these units.
Sew one green and white half square block to one 2"x3 1/2" green strip.
Press.
Make four of these units.
Sew one green 2"x2" square, one green and white half square triangle block and one green 2"x2" square.
Press.
Make four of these units.
Sew the units from the previous two steps together, sew one green 2"x5" strip to the bottom.
Press.
Make four of these units.
Sew one corner unit, one center unit and one corner unit together.
Press.
Make two of these units.
Sew one center unit, one yellow 3 1/2" square and one center unit together.
Press.
Sew the three units together.
Press.

So, let's put it together in a quilt.

To make a 96"x96" quilt you'll need the following fabrics:
Green fabric:
9 1/4 yards

White fabric:
3 1/4 yards

Yellow fabric:
1 7/8 yards
For this second version I swapped the fabric placement, I switched the yellow and white, it's pretty cool both ways.
For this third version I made every other block with swapped colors. I think it's pretty cool 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.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to make this quilt but I need you to give me the cutting on a twin size quilt, I am a beginner in quilting.
    Thanks in advance

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