How to Make a Rolling Star Block

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. 

Rolling Star Block

 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.

Making HST

Stitch 1/4 inch away from the line on both sides. Cut on the drawn line and press open towards the dark side.

Making Half Square Triangles

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.

Rolling Star Block

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!

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