Hello! We're back with Day 4 of our Flower Favorites blog hop. We're featuring blocks made with flower fabrics and/or blocks that are themselves flower-themed. We're excited to share these tutorials with you, and hope they'll inspire your next quilt, wall hanging, or table runner!
Today, Jackie Robinson from Animas Quilts is sharing the overlapping star block that she used in her Blue Skies quilt--complete with a fussy-cut daisy in the center. These summery gold and deep blue prints are from her He Still Loves Me fabric collection--perfect for a quilt that will wrap you in sunshine (and daisies!) all year long.
Hi all, stars . . . well, they are always wonderful. The star block I'm sharing today has fussy cut centers--lovely daisies from He Still Loves Me.
While I love this block on its own, where it really shines is in my Blue Skies pattern, alternating with Courthouse Steps blocks and surrounded by the daisy border:
The star block uses these four fabrics from He Still Loves Me:
To make a block:
1. Cut a 4-1/4" square of light yellow and of navy into fourths, like an ‘X’.
3. Cut two 3-7/8" dark yellow squares. Cut each diagonally in half.
5. Cut four 1" x 3-1/2" navy strips. Sew a 1" x 3-1/2" navy strip to the navy side of the unit from Step 4. Make 4. Press gently. The units should now measure 3-1/2" x 4" from raw edge to raw edge.
Here's an illustration of the block assembled:
And a photo of the actual fabric block again, this time surrounded by some Log Cabin variations and additional star blocks:
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Day 3: Benartex Blog Design Team featuring Palazzo