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Star and Squares
Star and Squares

Our Star and Squares block is to done in Patriotic colors. You will need 3 fabrics: a white, WOW or a white print for the background and 2 medium/darks. We will be making this one 12" finished.

NOTE: I will be giving the half-square triangles a bit larger cut as I have heard from some folks that they are having the same trouble I have getting them the exact right size...then have you square them up. If you can do this unit cutting as recommended...and I envy you if you can...subtract 1/8" from cutting size.

Posted: June 1997

Sample Quilt Layouts

You need to cut as follows:

  1. Backgound: cut 4 3-1/2" squares; cut 6 4" squares
  2. md1 (navy): Cut 4 4" squares
  3. md2 (red): Cut 2 4" squares

Sewing Instructions:

  1. On the wrong side of the 4" squares of background fabric, mark a diagonal line; match right sides these squares with the 4" squares of md1 and md2; sew 1/4" seam on either side of the diagonal line; cut apart on the diagonal line...press toward md1 or md2. Square up to 3-1/2".
  2. Join the units with fabric #2 together to form the center square...pressing seams so that they point toward the right.
  3. Join pairs of units with fabric #1 to form the star point units...pressing seams so that they point toward the left. There should be 4 of these units.
  4. Join a 3-1/2" square of background fabric to either side of 2 of the star point units from step#4. Press seams toward corner squares. Make 2 of these units.
  5. Join 2 star point units to the center square. Press seams toward the center square.
  6. Join units together to create Star and Square block.
  7. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 12-1/2". 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 to create a finished quilt.


This is what your block might look like.


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