Spinning Star

This block was a block of the month from several years ago which is back by request.


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 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 green cut one 5 1/4 inch square, and divide this diagonally into quarters.
From your yellow cut two 4 7/8 inch squares and divide those diagonally once
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


This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Spinning Star Delaware Quilts February 2003


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