Delaware Quilts

Spinning 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 Spinning Star block you will need:
                  From your yellow cut two 4 7/8 inch squares and divide those diagonally once
                    From your green cut one 5 1/4 inch square, and divide this diagonally into quarters.

From your background cut four 4 1/2 inch squares and one 5 1/4 inch square,
which you need to divide diagonally into quarters.
                    From your second green cut one 4 1/2 inch square.

Sew the short side of your green and white quarter triangles together as show here.

Sew those to the long side of the yellow triangle. Remember you are working with bias edges, so sew carefully and try not to stretch them. Measure this unit when you have pressed it, and if necessary, trim it back to 4 1/2 inches square.

Now sew the rows together as shown in this diagram to finish your spinning star. Your finished spinning star block should measure exactly 12 1/2 inches.            


For a six inch finished (6 1/2 unfinished) Spinning Star block you will need:
      From a background cut four 2 1/2 inch squares and one 3 1/4 inch square, which you need to divide diagonally into quarters.
      From your pale star fabric cut one 2 1/2 inch square and one 3 1/4 inch square which you need to divide diagonally into quarters.
      From your medium star fabric cut two 2 7/8 inch squares and divide those diagonally once
      And for your center square you need one 2 1/2 inch square


Spinning Star Delaware Quilts February 2003
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Updated June 11, 2020

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