FLYING STARS QUILT BLOCK PATTERN



Flying stars quilt block

Flying stars quilt block

 

The flying stars quilt block is an easy block to make and would make a great scrappy quilt as it only uses small quantities of each of three fabrics plus a background fabric.  I’ve made it as a 10″ block using a white 2.1/2″ square with 2.7/8″ squares for the half square triangles.

Cutting requirements

one 2.1/2″ square for the centre

2.7/8″ squares:  four each in pin and white, two each in brown and white, two each in red and white, two each in brown and red.

Making the flying stars quilt block

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

 

Make the half square triangles by placing two 2.7/8″ squares with right sides together and marking a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the line and then cut along the line.  This produces two half square triangle units.  Repeat with all the colour combinations listed above.

 

Flying stars quilt block layout

Flying stars quilt block layout

 

Lay the squares out in five rows of five.  There’s no easy way to list the layout:  just follow the photo and take care to get the triangles facing in the right direction to give the blades of the star.  Do stars have blades?  Well, you know what I mean!

 

 

Sew the rows together

Sew the rows together

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together.  Try and have all your seam allowances facing in opposite directions as you sew to reduce the bulk of fabric in the seams.

As you can see, it’s a simple block to make but would look stunning made into a quilt with lots of different colour combinations from your fabric stash.

 

 

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