The Michigan Beauty quilt block is just one of several that have Michigan in their name. And it is a real beauty! I have made it here as an 18″ square finished size.
It also goes by the names of Arrowhead Star, Laurel Wreath and Many Pointed Star.
Cutting requirements for the Michigan beauty quilt block
3.1/2″ squares: four yellow, eight white
3.7/8″ squares: four each in yellow and white, eight each in brown and white
Making the Michigan beauty quilt block
Make half square triangles with the 3.7/8″ squares. Place a white square with either a yellow or a brown square, right sides together, and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line. This will produce two half square triangle units which are now 3.1/2″ squares. Press the seam allowances towards the darker fabric and trim the two corners where fabric sticks out.
Lay the squares out in six rows of six. There’s a white square in each corner and four white squares in the middle. Around each corner square there are two yellow/white half square triangle units and a yellow square. Between the corners there’s a four patch unit made using four brown/white half square triangles. These are placed so that the outer two squares form a larger brown triangle pointing away from the middle, and the inner two squares form a larger white triangle also pointing away from the middle.
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the Michigan beauty quilt block.
Quilt ideas for the Michigan beauty quilt block
I’ve used nine blocks arranged in three rows of three. It makes a pretty quilt, but I was worried that the block design was lost in the overall quilt.
I tried a similar layout but using sashing and different colours and that definitely shows the block design off better.
Here’s the video:
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