Thursday, August 14, 2014

QCQAL Block #15 -- Friendship Star

Here's block #15 -- my modern version of a Friendship Star!

Click here for pin-spiration! I decided to design my own block for this one instead of making one large block or four smaller blocks. It's a little bit more modern, and a whole lot of fun.

Two (2) 5 inch squares background
Four (4) 4.5 inch squares background

Two (2) 5 inch squares large star color
One (1) 3 inch square large star color
One (1) 2.5 inch square large star color

One (1) 3 inch square small star color
Three (3) 2.5 inc squares small star color

Cut each of your 5 inch squares in half diagonally, yielding 4 background triangles and 4 large star triangles. Set aside one colored and one background for now. Make 3 HSTs and trim to 4.5 inches.

Using the remaining large colored triangle, overlay one of your small square 2.5 inch squares lined up with the square corner. Using the image below as a guide, sew a 1/4 inch seam along the right side of the square. Press over the square and use the large triangle's diagonal as a guide to trim the square.

Align your remaining background triangle atop the triangle-square unit. Sew along the diagonal and press. Trim square to 4.5 inches.

Using one of your three HSTs, draw a diagonal line on one of your 2.5 inch background squares and align it with the colored corner as shown below. Sew on the line, trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch and press.

Using your 3 inch squares, make two HSTs and trim to 2.5 inches.

Using your remaining two 2.5 inch squares (one of each color) and your two 2.5 inch HSTs, arrange in the following pattern and sew together.

Lay out your units as shown below. Your stitch-and-flip HST unit goes on the bottom, and the triangle/square HST unit goes on the right side.

Sew together and your block is finished!

Come back tomorrow for our LAST QCQAL block! Don't forget to follow Honey, Bunny, and Doll on Pinterest!


  1. Nice tutorial. I'm really liking this modern twist on a classic favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  2. love the twist you put on the friendship star! I made my son's toddler quilt with friendship stars and it was a fun block. Your tutorial has me thinking it may be time to revisit this block :)

  3. I really like this block. It will be fun to try...thank you...pinned!


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