What quilt sampler would be complete without some star block? These are 2 classic stars. These stars can be found in samplers, alternated with a different block and used as the sole block in a quilt.
Both the blocks will be 9 inches square.
The first is my very favorite star: Ohio Star.
Look! I got all the stripes going in the same direction. You may recognize the points of the star. One of earlier blocks is a larger version. This block is so popular that tutorials abound and here is a good one - it even has the cutting directions for the 9 inch block.
Usually when I make the 2nd block I use really bright, wild fabrics. Here the fabric is wild but the block is low contrast and doesn't jump out at you. I don't think it hurts to have a few blocks like that in a quilt.
The next block is easily my second favorite star: Sawtooth Star.
This is another really popular star and the points are made with Flying Geese units. Again, there are lots of tutorials and here is a good one. It also has the cutting directions for the 9 inch block.
You can see I'm back to make bright blocks.
The quilt I'm making has a lot of blocks. As you can see I'm up to 15 and 16 and there still a bunch of them to go. They are also getting more complicated. Instead of easily making a bunch in one weekend, I'm lucky if I get one block done. However, I still have a few saved up so be watching next weekend for some more blocks.