4.02.2015

Introducing - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Hey guys! I'm so excited to share my newest tutorial series.... Since completing the 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks I knew I wanted to start another series, I've been sharing the Sunday Stitches posts, and having fun with those, but I just wanted to do something more. Finally it hit me, ya know, in the middle of the night... So, I'm here today to introduce you to 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Like the original 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks I'll be sharing a new 12" block tutorial every day for the next 30 days with quilt ideas. The only big difference this time around, I'll be using the star theme. I'm super excited about this series and can't wait to see where it'll take me creatively. :)


So, today I'm introducing you to the first block:
Empire Star

Cutting:
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square)
Gray Fabric:
2- 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.)
4- 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.)
2- 3 1/2"x6 1/2" rectangles
1- 4 3/4"x4 3/4" square

White Fabric:
4- 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
(Cut two of these in half diagonally.)
4- 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
(Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.)
2- 3 1/2"x6 1/2" rectangles

Sewing:
Place one white and one gray 3 7/8" square together, 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 four of these half square triangle blocks.


Place one gray 3 1/2" square on one white 3 1/2"x6 1/2" rectangle.
Stitch along the draw line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the draw line.
Press toward the dark.
Repeat on the opposite side of the block to make one flying geese unit.
Repeat, making a total of two white flying geese units.
Repeat the above process, using a 3 1/2"x6 1/2" gray rectangle to make two gray flying geese units.
Sew one 3 7/8" triangle to opposite sides of one gray 4 3/4" square.
(Sew the units labeled 1 in the illustration above first.)
Press.
Sew one 3 7/8" triangle to opposite sides of the unit from the previous step, the units labeled 2.
Press.
Sew one half square triangle block, one white flying geese unit, and one half square triangle unit together.
Press.
Repeat, make a total of two of these units.
Sew one gray fling geese unit, one gray square in a square block, and one gray flying geese unit together.
Press.
Sew the three units together.
Press.

Now, here are some ideas what this quilt could look like if you put it together in a 96"x96" quilt.

In the version below I simply rotated every other block, it's so cool to see how different the quilt looks.

In this bottom version I simply made all of the flying geese and half square triangle units with mustard colored fabric. I love mustard and gray. :)

If you'd like the make this quilt in the 96" square size you'll need the following fabrics:
White fabric 6 yards
Gray fabric - 5 3/4 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.

4 comments:

  1. You are awesome! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into your fabulous tutorials!

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  2. Fantastic! I'm the hostess in a quilting bee next month, and I'm looking for a good star block. You're doing this just in time for me. Thanks!

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  3. Hooray!!! I'm a relatively new follower of yours and discovered your 30 days series last week and just finished going through all of them. Excited to see what you come up with the next 30 days. Thank you!

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  4. Yeeeees! I loved the first 30-Days and I will enjoy new 30-Days!!!
    Thank you so much!
    Best regards,
    Kathrin :-))))

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