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Friendship star
Friendship Star Variation

Our Friendship Star block is to be made 9" finished size. The Background color is to be a Dark Blue print, the center a plain offwhite, or OW on OW, suitable for signing the block and the Star Points are to be a Light/Medium blue print. Prints should have an offwhite, rather than a white, texture to them.

Posted: May 1997

Sample Quilt Layouts

You need to cut as follows: From Background fabric (BG):

  1. Background (BG): Cut 4 3-1/2" squares; cut 2 4" squares
  2. Offwhite fabric (CENTER): Cut 1 3-1/2" square
  3. Light/Medium fabric (L/M): Cut 2 4" squares

Sewing Instructions:

  1. On the back of the 4" squares of background fabric, mark a diagonal line. Match these squares up with the same size of the Light/Medium Fabric...face to face. Sew 1/4" on either side of the diagonal line to create 2 Half Triangle Squares from each original square by cutting on the diagonal line. Press open carefully, pressing seam toward Background fabric...square up the 4 new units to 3-1/2"..
  2. Join a 3-1/2" square of background fabric to either side of an HTS unit just created...per the diagram above. Press seams toward corner squares. Make 2 of these units.
  3. Join other 2 HTS units on either side of the 3-1/2" Dark/Medium fabric...per the diagram above. Press seams toward the center square.
  4. Join units together to create Friendship Star block.
  5. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 9-1/2". If it is larger or smaller, check your seams and redo if necessary. If you do not check your measurements, your block may not join properly with other blocks easily to create a finished quilt.

This is what your block might look like.

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