Delaware Quilts

Hidden Star


Check your measurements very carefully. Each block should measure 12 1/2 inches when it is finished. Accuracy from beginning to end will assure that your blocks come out perfectly. Measure carefully, sew carefully, and you will have a perfect block.

For the Hidden Star you will need
    From medium color of your choice cut
        four 4 1/2 inch squares and
        two 4 7/8 inch squares
    From a dark color of your choice cut
        eight 2 1/2 inch squares
        and one 4 1/2 inch square.
    From your background
        two 4 7/8 inch squares and
        eight 2 1/2 inch squares.

First we'll make the diagonal half squares using the background and medium color 4 7/8 inch squares. (You can find directions for diagonal half squares are here) Press to the medium side.


Next mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the sixteen 2 1/2" squares. This will be a sewing line, so mark lightly, or use a disappearing marker.


(a)Take one of the medium 4 1/2 inch squares, and a 2 1/2 inch marked dark square, and place them right sides together. Sew on that diagonal line. (b)Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (c)Press to the outside. Repeat this step with the remaining medium 4 1/2 inch squares.
(a) (b) (c)


(a)On the opposite side add a 2 1/2 inch background square, and sew on the marked line. (b)Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (c)Press to the outside. Repeat this step with the remaining 4 1/2 inch squares.
(a) (b) (c)


Now add a dark square as shown, and sew on the marked line.
Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Press to the outside. Repeat this step
with the remaining 4 1/2 inch squares.


And then finish with the last four 2 1/2 inch background squares.

These four squares should measure 4 1/2 inches
when finished, and look like this square.


Make two sets like this,


and one set like this.


Put the three rows together as shown here to
complete the Hidden Star block. Your finished
block should measure 12 1/2 inches.
     


Hidden Star Delaware Quilts May 2002
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Updated June 16, 2020

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