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Rising Star Patchwork Quilt Block

Rising Star Patchwork Quilt Block
Rising Star Patchwork Quilt Block
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Create a beautiful blazing pattern for your next quilt with this Rising Star Patchwork Quilt Block. When it comes to making a star quilt block, this beautiful pattern allows you to use several different fabrics to piece together a quilt block you love. Each star is pieced from eight triangles cut diagonally the same size. Proportions of the background cuts for the stars can be changed if you wish to make your stars larger or smaller. Fabric orientation can vary, and use of multiple fabric colors and patterns isn't just possible with this project - it's encouraged.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening



Rising Star - A Dimensional Patchwork

Each star is pieced from eight triangles cut diagonally the same size - from four 5 inch squares for example - and four squares cut the same size, which using this example, would be five in squares as well. Proportions of background cuts to star cuts can be changed if you want to create larger or smaller stars. However, all eight background triangles must be the same size. Fabric orientation can vary. Also, note that a secondary design can emerge, depending on where you place your darker fabrics. Sandwich the square between two background triangles, RST.

  1. Repeat the following scheme four times, once for each star point. Fold your star point square in half on the diagonal, right side out!

  2. Sandwich the square between two background triangles, RST. Match raw edges of folded square to long sides of background triangles. allow the top point of the triangles to extend past the folded square, your personal private seam allowance. Stitch down long side, capturing all layers. Press lightly in folded position.
    Open triangles flat and line up press line with the seam line from the back side of the sewn unit. Press seam open.

  3. Open triangles flat and line up press line with the seam line from the back side of the sewn unit. Press seam open.

  4. From the back side, trim excess fabric at raw edges of background square. Turn right side up and position all four units at your star to meet the center. Sew together like a 4-patch. Match and pin folded edges where they meet.

  5. The Repeat: Make as many blocks as you wish. Play with the layout - Consider a diagonal set, jogging blocks, blending different size stars. Enjoy the possibilities!

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