Star in a Star Block-Sampler Quilt

 

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Star in a Star Block

This will challenge you more by making a 6 1/2 inches simple Ohio Star for the center.  It is a good scrappy block that will use up small scraps and that is why I chose it.  I have lots of small reproduction fabrics to use up for this quilt block.

In order to make the 6 1/2 inches square center star you will need:

Cut one 6 inch square of light color and one 4 1/2 inch square of dark color.  This is for the four the 2 inch by 3 1/2 unfinished flying geese blocks. It will sew in as finished size of 1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  This is for the method of making flying geese that is shown in the Dutchman Puzzle block pattern.  https://trkingmomoe.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/dutchmen-puzzle-block-sampler-quilt/

You can use what ever method that works for you.

Cut one 4 1/2 inches square block from light fabric for center.

Cut four 2 inches squares in the same light fabric used in the fly geese block.

Sew together the same way as the following picture.

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For the outer star you will need:

Cut one 9 inches square from light fabric and one 7 1/2 inches from dark fabric to make four 3 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches flying geese the finishes up to 3 inches by 6 inches block.

Cut four 3 1/2 inches squares of dark fabric used in flying geese for corners.

Sew together like in the following picture.

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I don’t have the history on this star block.  I know it has been around for a very long time.  Early quilters used every scrap that they could to make quilts and a small star would have been ideal for this.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth E. says:

    This is a beautiful block. I love your colors choices–we can never go wrong with star blocks, right?

    Like

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you for your comment. It is one of those blocks that should always be in a pieced sampler quilt.

      Like

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