4.14.2015

How to: Cut the Corners Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

I don't know about everyone else, but I am such a sucker for a crisp red and white quilt. There is just something so awesome about them. So, I thought it would be fun to share a red and white star quilt block. Today's quilt block tutorial is: Cut the Corners Star.


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

Red fabric:
1- 4 1/2"x4 1/2" square
16- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.

White fabric:
4- 4 1/2"x4 1/2" squares
8- 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips

Sewing:
Place one red, 2 1/2" square on the left side of a white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Sew along the diagonal draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
Place one 2 1/2" red square on the right side of the white strip.
Sew along the diagonal draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Repeat, make a total 8 flying geese units.
Sew two flying geese units together, as shown in the illustration above.
Press the center seam open.

Repeat, make 4 of these units.

Sew a flying geese unit, one red 4 1/2" square and a flying geese unit.
Press.
Sew one white 4 1/2" square, one flying geese unit and one 4 1/2" white square.
Press.

Repeat, make two of these units.
Sew the three rows together.
Press.

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

Red fabric:
4 1/4 yards

White fabric:
6 7/8 yards
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.

3 comments:

  1. Can you do a layout of several blocks? I really like it when you do that.

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    1. Woops! I forgot to include that picture! :) It's there now. :)

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  2. Hi Natalia,
    happy Birthday to you :-)))
    Have a nice day,
    Kathrin

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