4.22.2015

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

It's time for star quilt block tutorial #21! Just 9 more to go! I can't believe how fast time goes.

This block is fast, really fast, and big, it's a great star to use if you have a large scale print that you really want to show off.

Today's quilt block is called: Large Star.



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

Green fabric:
8- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.
4- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.
1- 8 1/2"x8 1/2" square

White fabric:
4- 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
4- 2 7/8"s2 7/8" squares
4- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares

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

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

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

Sew one 2 1/2" green square to the upper right corner of the white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Sew along the diagonal line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Sew one half square triangle block, one flying geese block and one half square triangle block.
Press.
Repeat, make two of these units.

Sew the two units from the previous step to opposite sides of the green 8 1/2" square.

Sew one white 2 1/2" square, one half square triangle block one flying geese block one half square triangle block and one 2 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:
Green fabric:
7 1/2 yards

White fabric:
4 1/2 yards
 This is the cool quilt that comes from this block, to me, the white really stands out, but then check out the version below where I made every other block dark gray, the stars really pop! So cool what fabric placement can do to a quilt.
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 just purchased a nifty tool for making half square triangles easier and this would be a fabulous quilt block to try it on! I really like the quilt with two colors, but I am thinking this would be fun to have one main color and every other block to be made up entirely of scraps. Thank you for sharing each and every one of your quilt blocks. They are fabulous! Have a great day!

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