Tutorial – Star Flower Quilt Block
Usually I share a tutorial for a whole quilt, but this time I am sharing only the quilt block called Star Flower. I am also tempting you with photos from a finished quilt that didn’t share any specific details about block size or anything. The oh-so-tempting quilt was shared by Michelle at City House Studio. All the photos of the finished quilts come from Michelle’s website, and they are lovely!
It sounds like Michelle collected blocks and put them together for this fabulous donation quilt. While no dimensions were shared, I thought a tutorial for a 10″ finished size block would suffice. You can easily find different sized Star Flower block tutorials out there, if you prefer a larger block for your quilt. One last closeup of Michelle’s quilt!
For the block tutorial, I chose Alanda Craft version of the Star Flower. Alanda shares all the requirements for making the 10″ finished size block as follows:
- 2 x 5″ squares of main fabric
- 4 x 3″ squares of main fabric (corners of the block)
- 2 x 5″ squares of contrasting fabric – no 1
- 2 x 5″ squares of contrasting fabric – no 2
Here is a picture of Alanda’s block:
Star Flower Block
As you can see, the block is comprised of good ‘ole half-square triangles. While Alanda’s version doesn’t offer all the color combinations that Michelle’s block does, I think you could easily accomplish it. Can’t you easily see this in red/white/blue for a quilt of valor, or in rainbow colors as Michelle shared? I am always drawn to colorful bright quilts.
I would make this in a 4 x 5 block layout, calling for 20. While I know I have too many UFOs to work on, and I always want to add the current tutorial to our list of quilts . . . these are STARS! (Thank you Peggy Cooper!) And the secondary pattern of squares and diamonds is cool as well. What do you think? I’m thinking this size block would be perfect for a table runner with a border or two around it. Just sayin’ . . . Hmm, we need some new table runners for next Christmas – maybe these would fit the bill?!
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