4.28.2015

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

Hey there! Are you ready for another star quilt block tutorial? Today I've got an adorable Lovers Star quilt block. This block is so fast you'll have it made in no time.



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

White fabric:
5- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.
8- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares, cut in half diagonally

Navy fabric:
10- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
5- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares
5- 3 5/16"x3 5/16" squares

Sewing:

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

Repeat, make a total of 10 half square triangle blocks.

Sew one half square triangle block and one 2 1/2" navy square together.
Press.
Repeat.
Sew the two, two patches together to make a four patch, like the illustration above.
Press.
Repeat, make five of these units exactly the same.

Sew one white 2 7/8" triangle to the upper left side of one navy 3 5/16" square.
Sew one white 2 7/8" triangle to the lower right side of the navy 3 5/16" square.
Press.
Sew one white 2 7/8" triangle to the upper right side of the navy 3 5/16" square.
Sew one white 2 7/8" square to the lower left side of the navy 3 5/16" square.
Press.

Repeat, make a total of four of these square in a square units, exactly the same.

Sew one half square triangle unit, one square in a square unit and one half square triangle unit.
Press.

Repeat, make two of these units exactly the same.

Sew one square in a square unit, one flying geese unit and one square in a square unit.
Press.

Sew the three rows together, refer to the illustration above for placement.

Press.

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

White fabric:
7 1/8 yards

Navy fabric:
5 1/8 yards
The quilt above is the fun quilt that can be made one one repeating block, I think it's super cool, I definitely notice a secondary star pattern.
For this version I simply used red instead of white fabric on every other block, it's a cool version!
For this last version I made every other block red and white, instead of white and navy, however, I also swapped the fabric placement. I really like the look that it creates.


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.

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