Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tutorial: Friendship Star Block

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!  We've got a simple tutorial to share with you today, the Friendship Star.  We shared this tutorial several months ago on Chasing Cottons and hadn't put it onto our blog yet! :)  This is a simple and fun block to make for a sampler, swap or repeated in a quilt.  What makes this star a little unique is I fussy-cut the center square...you can't go wrong with Heather Ross!

Cutting requirements
see image below
Solid background: two 4.25" x 4.25" squares for HST and four 3.5" x 3.5"
Contrasting pinwheel: two 4.25" x 4.25" squares for HST
Center: one 3.5" x 3.5"


HST (half-square triangle)
Draw a line from corner to corner on both solid background pieces.


Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the pencil line, then cut down the pencil line.


Square the HST's to 3.5"


Piece together in rows first, always using 1/4" seams


Then rows together!
Voila!  One 9.5" x 9.5" finished block

Do you have a quilt block tutorial??
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3 comments:

BLONDEDESIGN said...

will have to give this one ago, thanks Kxx

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

oooh I love friendship stars!
Funny though - I was just popping over to grab your link for a block tutorial I have scheduled for Tuesday. I will try and remember to link it up to the other page too :)

xx

QuiltNut Creations said...

I love this one.