The wandering star is another nine patch quilt block and I think it’s a really attractive block. I have made it as a 9″ square. It has a quarter square triangle unit in the middle, but they are not difficult to make.
3.7/8″ squares: three pink, four white, one blue
4.1/4″ squares: one pink, one blue
How to make the wandering star quilt block
Use the 3.7/8″ squares to make half square triangles. Place a white square right sides together with either a pink or a blue square 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.
Press the seam allowances towards the pink or blue and trim the corners of the squares.
Next make half square triangle units in the same way with the pink and blue 4.1/4″ squares. Place these two half square triangles right sides together, making sure that the blue of one square is placed against the pink of the other square. Mark a line along the diagonal that crosses both colours and sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line. When you cut along the line this time, you will have made two quarter square triangle units. These will be 3.1/2″ squares. You will only need one of these for the wandering star quilt block.
Lay the squares out in three rows of three. In each corner there’s a pink/white half square triangle with the pink triangle facing out.
The quarter square triangle is placed in the middle of the quilt block. The remaining spaces are filled with half square triangles – the two blue/white units are placed with the blue triangles against the blue of the central block and the remaining two spaces have the pink/white units placed with the pink triangles against the pink of the central square.
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the wandering star quilt block.
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