For the month of April, my quilt guild learned how to make the Rolling Star Block. I love that it uses three fabrics and two sizes of squares.
This is a 12 inch finished block size. (12 1/2 inch unfinished.)
Start by cutting the squares.
White 5 of 3 inch squares
White 4 of 4 inch squares
Light Color 8 of 3 inch squares
Dark Color 4 of 3 inch squares
Dark Color 4 of 4 inch squares
Start by using the 4 inch squares to create 8 half square triangles. To do this, draw a line corner to corner on the back of the white squares. Match up a white square with a dark square, right sides together.
Stitch 1/4 inch away from the line on both sides. Cut on the drawn line and press open towards the dark side.
Square the blocks to 3 inches square.
Arrange the squares to match the layout. Sew the blocks together into strips. Press the seams on each strip in opposite directions. Then sew the strips together making sure to nest your seams.
There you have it!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below!
Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.
If you would like a PDF version of these instructions, please check out Group #1 of the How-To Block of the Month Downloads.
(As I have mentioned before, these block designs come from the book 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone. (c) 2003.)
Have fun quilting!