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Blocks 15 and 16: Stars!


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.





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