Friday, May 1, 2015

Wonky Star in a Star

My local quilt guild is exchanging star blocks.  While, I'm not taking part in the exchange.  I've got too much on my plate at the moment. They asked everyone in the exchange to make an extra one to go in a quilt to give to the community center where we meet for a fund raiser.  I figured I could find time for one 9" block.  I came up with this simple wonky star in a star.
 I thought I would share how I made it.  You will need from background fabric 8- 3 1/2" squares and 8- 1 1/2" squares.  From prints 1- 1 1/2" square
and various bits.
 On four of the 3 1/2" and 1 1/2" squares place a scrap at an angle making sure that when you flip it, it will cover the the exposed angle.  (The exposed background angle will give you an idea of what your star point will look like.  Play with it to get the look you are looking for.)

 Stitch in place, fold over and press.
 Trim to 1 1/2" square
 Add another scrap along bottom edge of your star point, once again making sure it will cover angle and that the angle is what you want.
 Press and trim as before.
 Arrange your 1 1/2" star point squares with the 1 1/2" print and remaining 4- 1 1/2" backgrounds into a nine patch star.  Sew together.
 Using this star as your center arrange your 3 1/2" star points and 4- 3 1/2" backgrounds into a nine patch star and sew together.
 Wha-la you have a Wonky Star in a Star block.

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8 comments:

  1. Ah-ha! I always smile when seeing these wonky star blocks. Yours is especially cute with the smaller star center. Thank you for a refresher on how to make these.

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  2. Adorable block! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. Love your wonky star block - thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  4. Great little star, I love your wonky stars and thank you for the tutorial.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  5. Ah, the freedom from worrying about points on stars. Just however they turn out.

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  6. Terrific tutorial for a terrific star block! Thank you!

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  7. Terrific tutorial for a terrific star block! Thank you!

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