4.04.2015

How to: Right Handed Star - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Today's fun star is the Right Handed Star, this block will finish at 12" square and it' really quick to make. The strips are cut 2 1/2" so it'd be a great star to make from a jelly roll!


Cutting:
White Fabric:
4- 4 1/2"x4 1/2" squares
8- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the fabric.)
Mustard Fabric:
2- 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
2- 2 1/2"x6 1/2" strips

Teal Fabric:
2- 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips

2- 2 1/2"x6 1/2" strips

Sewing:
Place one white 2 1/2" square on the left end of one mustard 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Sew along the diagonal draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the line.
Press toward the dark fabric.
Make one more mustard and white unit exactly like this.
Make two teal units exactly like this.
Place one white 2 1/2"x2 1/2" white square on the right end of one mustard 2 1/2"x6 1/2" strip.
Sew along the diagonal draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the line.
Press toward the dark fabric.
Make one more mustard and white unit exactly like this.
Make two teal units exactly like this.
Sew one mustard and white unit from the first step to the left side of one white 4 1/2"x4 1/2" square.
Press.
Make one more mustard and white unit exactly like this.
Make two teal and white units exactly like this.
Sew one mustard and white strip from the second step to the top of the mustard and white unit from the third step.
Press.
Make one more mustard and white unit exactly like this.
Make two teal and white units exactly like this.
Sew one mustard and one teal unit together.
Press the center seam open.
Make two units exactly like this.
Sew the two units together.
Press.

Now, to make it into a 96"x96" square quilt you'll need the following fabrics:
White fabric:
5 3/4 yards

Mustard fabric:
3 1/8 yards

Teal fabric:
3 1/8 yards
The star creates a cool secondary pattern when it's put together in a quilt.
For this version I rotated every other block, the secondary pattern really comes to life with the simple rotation.
For this last version I made every other block purple and gray, I like the pattern that comes to life with two different blocks color ways.

Hope you all enjoy! 
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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. This looks like a fun block to make. I might have to make some of these for a baby quilt.

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