Friday, March 16, 2012

Hand Pieced Quilt-A-Long Block #8 Friendship Star

If you are looking for the Farmer's Wife Tutorial it's here


***edited to add better pictures***

I chose an easy block this week. In my opinion Friendship Star has to be included in a sampler quilt. It's one of the first blocks many quilters learn to make for practicing those Half-Square Triangles (HST). It's simple and pretty.

You will need:
4 ~ 2 1/2 inch squares from background fabric
4 ~ 2 7/8 inch half-square triangles from background fabric
4 ~ 2 7/8 inch half-square triangles from print fabric (star points)
1 ~  2 1/2 inch square block center (can be the same print as star points or not, fussy cutting could be a good idea!)

Sew your HST (half square triangle) units together to make 4 of them.

Lay your block out. Sew into rows.

Sew rows together.
This may be the easiest block we have made so far.

Here is my Card Trick block from last week (boy, where did that week go?)

And here are all of the blocks so far.

If you haven't yet come join us over at our flickr group! As always...All are welcome to join in at anytime!!!

Here are the links for blocks #1-7:
Block #1 ~ Churn Dash
Block #2 ~ Jacob's Ladder
Block #3 ~ Ohio Star
Block #4 ~ Bear Paw
Block #5 ~ Granny Square
Block #6 ~ Shoo-Fly
Block #7 ~ Card Trick

I can't wait to see your blocks.

Have a great weekend! Happy sewing!


Deborah said...

I continue to love your hand pieced blocks. This one is lovely!

Danny Heyen said...

I LOVE these blocks. They looks so fresh and happy!

Annabella said...

So pretty!

Jacque. said...

I never did get to the card trick block...this week flew! Looking forward to catching up and I do love the friendship star.

Nicky said...

Love all your blocks - great colours they just say Spring is here!



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