Tuesday, August 12, 2014

QCQAL Block #13 -- Empire Star

Our first BONUS BLOCK is the Empire Star!

Depending on how you want to color the block, you could alter the pattern to use some fast flying geese or triangles rather than all HSTs. For more color flexibility, this pattern is written for all HSTs.

Six (6) 4 inch background squares
Two (2) 4 inch squares for four corners
Two (2)  inch squares for center diamond
Six (6) 4 inch squares for star portion

Pair up your fabrics as necessary to make HSTs:
Two (2) corner color squares with two (2) background squares
Two (2) center diamond color squares with two (2) star portion color squares
Four (4) star portion color squares with four (4) background squares.

For each HST, draw a diagonal line on one square from each of your pairs. Sew 1/4 inch from each side of the drawn line and cut apart on the line. Press and trim to 3.5 inches.

Arrange HST units as shown below. Sew into rows and then sew rows together for your final block.

Come back tomorrow for bonus block #2!


  1. Very interesting block. I really like your fabric choices!

  2. That star color fabric is beautiful, probably my fave of the bunch. They came together wonderfully!

  3. another lovely block, will try and get it done today, you are keeping us busy with the bonus ones, thanks


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