QUILT BLOCK PATTERNS – STAR NET BLOCK
I’ve adapted this quilt block pattern slightly to make it more simple to make, but isn’t it an eyecatcher? It’s based on an eight patch quilt block by Nancy Cabot. I’ve made as a 16″ block.
2.1/2″ squares: four light blue, twelve dark blue and sixteen white
2.7/8″ squares: four each in light blue/dark blue and twelve each in dark blue/white
Making the quilt block
All the 2.7/8″ squares are used to make half square triangles in the combinations listed above. Place two squares with right sides togethr and mark a line along the diagonal. sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units.
Lay the patchwork squares out in eight rows of eight squares. The light blue squares are in each corner and the light blue/dark blue half square triangles are in the middle of each edge of the block. The dark blue star in the middle is made with four squares surrounded by half square triangles. Once these are in place the other squares are relatively easy to place.
The first four rows are shown on the left, the remaining rows on the right. As you can see this quilt block is symmetrical so the two sets of rows are the same, with one upside down. Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to complete the star net quilt block.