A star block is one the most popular of all patchwork blocks. This post is all about the 8 most popular star blocks (there are many more) – you can, as usual, play with the colors used and create even more variations.
1. Simple Star block
This is the most common of all star blocks.
To make this block you need 4 Nos of squares in one soft colour and 4 Nos of squares in deep colour (red for me) and 8 nos of half-triangle squares in both these colors.
Check out this post on cutting and making the half triangle squares easily.
Arrange the squares in the sequence below. Sew them one by one and press as you sew.
2. Constellation star
To make these stars change the arrangement of the squares and triangle squares.
3. Ohio Star
This star block is made of 4 quarter square units and 5 squares.
Arrange them in the following layout.
4. Six-point patchwork block (Eisenhower Star)
This is a patchwork star that you can use for applique.
To make this mark a diamond shape with 2 inch sides – check out this post on making a star ornament here for directions.
Cut out 6 such diamond shapes in your color.
Join them together.
5. Evening Star – Morning Star
6. Braced star.
This is a variation of the ohio star.
7. Friendship Star
This is the simplest of all star blocks. It is a nine patch block (ie made of 9 square blocks). Learn more about 9 patch blocks here.
To make this star block, cut out 4 nos of triangle squares in a deep color, 4 Nos of plain colored squares and 1 deep colour square .
Join them in the sequence given below.
8. Pinwheel star
9. Trailing Star
Which one do you prefer for your next patchwork project?