It's time for star quilt block tutorial #28! Today's fun star quilt block is the Combination Star.
This block will finish at 12"x12" square.
5- 3 5/16"x3 5/16" square
2- 5 3/16"x5 3/16" squares
10- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares, cut in half diagonally
2- 5 3/16"x5 3/16" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.
Place one white and one gray 5 3/16" square right sides together.
Sew 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut apart on the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
You will now have two half square triangle units.
Place the two units together, right sides together, this time make your seams butt up together, but make sure the gray and white fabrics are facing opposite colors.
Draw a diagonal line, opposite direction from your previous stitch line.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on draw line.
Press the center seam open.
Repeat, make a total of four hour glass blocks.
Sew one gray 2 7/8" triangle to the upper left corner of one white 3 5/16" square.
Sew one gray 2 7/8" triangle to the lower right corner of one white 3 5/16" square.
Press toward the darker fabrics.
Sew one gray 2 7/8" triangle to the upper right corner of one white 3 5/16" square.
Sew one gray 2 7/8" triangle to the lower left corner of one white 3 5/16" square.
Repeat, make a total of five of these units.
Sew one square in a square block, one hour glass block and one square in a square block.
Repeat, make two of these units.
Sew one hour glass block one square in a square block and one hour glass block.
Sew the three rows together.
Now, to make this into a 96"x96" quilt you'll need the following fabrics:
5 1/2 yards
6 3/4 yards
Above is the fun quilt that comes from this star block, I think it's cool that the star pretty much disappears.
In the version below I swapped the fabric placement on every other block, it's crazy to see the difference in the quilt above and the one below.
Hope you all enjoy!