Monday, July 26, 2010
BOW #8: Friendship Star
Friendship Star is one of my favorite blocks. (I seem to have a lot of favorites, don't I?) In the Icon Quilt the star is one of the combination blocks, inside a Variable Star.
The block is simple and it's somehow .... a happy block. All you need are squares and those ubiquitous Half Square Triangles. For a 9" block, for example, you'll need:
4 light squares, 3-1/2"
1 dark square, 3-1/2"
4 Half Square Triangle Units (half light and half dark), 3-1/2"
(So, to make those HSTs you will cut 3-7/8" squares, cut in half diagonally)
One of my designs from Cabin Star Designs days:
Have fun with the Friendship Star--and send us your photos for our gallery!