5.01.2015

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

It's time for star quilt block tutorial #28! Today's fun star quilt block is the Combination Star.


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

White fabric:
5- 3 5/16"x3 5/16" square
2- 5 3/16"x5 3/16" squares

Gray fabric:
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.

Sewing:
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.
Press.

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.
Press.

Repeat, make two of these units.

Sew one hour glass block one square in a square block and one hour glass block.
Press.

Sew the three rows together.
Press.

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

White fabric:
5 1/2 yards

Gray fabric:
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! 
 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.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for all the tutorials that you post. I am so looking forward to the time that I can sit and do the blocks. I have been pinning them, so that I can go back to them. I have been keeping our 9 month old granddaughter and so my quilting has come to a slow crawl.

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