This block is easy, fun and quick. It's also a great block for beginners.
It finishes at 12.5" and is basically a 9 patch.
To make it you will need:
8 x 4.5" squares background colour ( I've used cream)
1 x 4.5" square for the center. (blue)
8 x rectangles in a contrast colour.
The rectangles can measure anything from 2 to 3" wide and any length. It's a great block for using up scraps and you don't need to be too fussy about measuring the rectangles.
Make sure you leave at least 1/2" at the top so as you do not loose your points when putting the block together. The rectangle can be laid at any angle - in fact vary on each of the 4 squares as it makes for a more wonky star.
Stitch as before ....
Now lay out the block like this using the other 4 background squares and the center square.
Et voila! the finished block.
These blocks can be made to any size you wish.
The blocks in this quilt are 12.5" and I've set them on point with simple 9 patch blocks.
I used 2" squares to make up this block and they finish at 5".
A great block for using up charm packs or scraps. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making your stars!