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

I hope everyone's day is off to a great start! My day started off very different, I sketched out a new block, didn't like it, sketched another one, loved it, then I realized it was exactly the same as our Wiggling quilt from Modern One-Block Quilts I guess I really like that quilt. Then I sketched out this one, and I love how it goes together in a quilt.

Today's quilt block is:
Eccentric Star
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square)
Blue fabric - 4 - 4 7/8"x4 7/8" squares, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric from corner to corner.
White fabric - 4 - 4 7/8"x4 7/8" squares
1 - 4 1/2"x4 1/2" square

Place one blue and one white 4 7/8"x4 7/8" square together, right sides together.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the diagonal line.
Cut on the diagonal line.
Press toward the dark.
Repeat, you will need a total of eight of these half square triangle units.
Sew three half square triangle units together. Just like the illustration above.
Make two of these units exactly the same.
Sew two half square triangle units and one 4 1/2" white square together, exactly like the illustration above.
Sew the three rows together.

That was a fast and fun block!
Here is the block set together in a quilt, I think it's cool to see the pin-wheel that comes out when it's put together this way.

To make the quilt this size, 96"x96" you will need to make 64, 12"x12" blocks. You will need the following fabrics:
Blue Fabric - 5 1/2 yards
White Fabric - 6 yards
In this version I simply made every other block light blue, it's cool to see it this way too!

Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks

1 comment:

  1. I'm really enjoying seeing all of your blocks! I haven't sewed any yet because I'm already behind on several projects, but I definitely will later. I particularly like this block and how it looks if it was altogether in a quilt, so, I don't know, I may be seeing a lot of these in my future :)


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