4.13.2015

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

I am beyond words excited to share today's quilt block tutorial with you! This block started out as something totally different, but when I created this block I fell in love! I absolutely love the quilts that can be made from this Spider Star block and can't wait to see what you all make from it!




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

White fabric:
1- 9 1/4"x9 1/4" square, cut in half diagonally twice
8- 3 1/2"x2" strips
16- 2"x2" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.

Mustard fabric:
2- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" square, cut in half diagonally
4- 3 1/2"x2" strips
8- 2"x2" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.

Gray fabric:
2- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" square, cut in half diagonally
4- 3 1/2"x2" strips

Sewing:
Sew one gray and one mustard 2 7/8" triangle together.
Press toward the gray.
Sew a second set of gray and mustard triangles together.
Press toward the gray.
Sew the two units together.
Place one white 2" square on the upper left corner of one gray 2"x3 1/2" strip.
Sew along the draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
Place one 2" square on the right side of the gray 2"x3 1/2" unit.
Sew along the diagonal draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the stitch line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
Repeat, make a total of 4 of these units.
Repeat the same process making four white and gray flying geese units.
Repeat the same flying geese process and make four white and mustard flying geese units.
Repeat the same flying geese process and make four mustard and white flying geese units.

Sew one mustard 2 7/8" triangle, one mustard and white flying geese unit, one white and mustard flying geese unit, one mustard and white flying geese unit, one white and mustard flying geese unit, one center unit, one white and mustard flying geese unit, one mustard and white flying geese unit, one white and mustard flying geese unit, one mustard and white flying geese unit and one 2 7/8" mustard triangle.
Press.

Sew one gray and white flying geese unit, one white and gray flying geese unit, one gray and white flying geese unit, and white white and gray flying geese unit.
Press.
Sew one white large triangle, from the 9 1/4" square to both sides of the gray and white flying geese units.
Sew one gray 2 7/8" triangle to the bottom of the unit from the previous step.
Press.

Repeat, make two of these sections exactly the same.

Sew the two gray units to the opposite sides of the mustard and white section.
Press.

What a cool block!
To make this into a 96"x96" quilt you'll need the following fabrics:

White fabric:
8 yards

Gray fabric:
3 yards

Mustard fabric:
3 yards
This is the cool quilt that comes from the block, I love it, but the version below, I rotated every other block and I love the pattern that comes from it 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.

3 comments:

  1. OMG I love this, first I love the block and then I scrolled down to the quilt-amazingly beautiful!!

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  2. I'm in love with this. Both layout options look great. Thank you.

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  3. Love your designs! Would you consider putting the directions in a PDF format? So much easier to print. Thanks!

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