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Quilt Block Pattern

 

Square in A Star Block

Size: 12" Finished
Beginner Level

Square in Star Block

 

Cutting Instructions
Background

... 12 rectangles 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”
... 4 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

Blue
... 12 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
Floral print
... 1 square 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”

Piecing the Block
Step 1. Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of 2 1/2" blue squares. Layer blue square and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" background rectangle, right sides together. Sew directly on top of drawn line. Cut away excess fabric 1/4" from seamline. Press seam allowance. Repeat for other end of rectangle (Diagram I). Make 4 blue/background Flying Geese units.

Flying Geese Unit
Diagram I

Step 2. Using Diagram II as a placement guide, sew blue 2 1/2" squares, 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles, and 4 1/2" floral print square together to make nine-patch unit. Make 1.

Nine-Patch Unit
Diagram II

Step 3. Sew 2 1/2" background squares to each side of Flying Geese unit. (See Diagram III for placement of Flying Geese unit.) Sew assembled Flying Geese strip to top and bottom of nine-patch unit.

Inner strip of block
Diagram III

Step 4. Sew 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" background rectangles to each side of Flying Geese unit. (See Diagram IV for placement of Flying Geese unit.) Sew Flying Geese strips to sides of assembled inner block strip to complete Square in A Star Block.

Side strips
Diagram IV


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