Sunday, 8 July 2012

Flying Stars Quilt Block

I've just found a great quilt block for scrappy quilts.  It's called the flying stars quilt block and it uses three colours plus white or some neutral background colour.  I can imagine it being made with a different three colours in each block - it doesn't take much fabric and it would be a great way to use up scrap fabric.

Apart from the square in the middle the entire block is made with half square triangles - eight in pink'white, four in brown/white, four in red/white and four in pink/brown.  Putting them all in the right place with the seams facing in the right direction does take some concentration - but is definitely worth it!  I'll write up a full tutorial on the website later this week.

This is one that I have put on the website today.  It's called
Hope of Hartford quilt block and it's another one that I can see being used with different colours as a scrappy quilt.  This one needs a bit more of each fabric than the flying stars above, but would look great in bright colours.

So many quilt blocks to make, so little time .....

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