Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How To Make A Wonky Star Quilt Block

Hi All,

I wanted to share with you how to make a wonky star quilt block. Essentially, this block is just a 9-patch. Some improv, scrappy piecing on the center side pieces forms the star. You can make this any size you'd like; just divide your desired finished block size by three, and add 1/2". 

For example, if I wanted to make a finished 9" block, I would need to start with squares that measure 3.5" square. 


Here goes! 

Cut 8 background squares and 1 center square.

On one of the background squares, sew on a scrap of fabric matching the center square,
so that when you flip the scrap right side up, it will completely cover one corner.

Press the scrap out, covering the corner. Then sew on a second
 scrap to cover an adjacent corner.

Press the the second scrap open.

Flip the piece over, and trim the overhanging scraps
even with the edges of the original square.

Do the same thing to three more blocks. Lay your 9 blocks out as shown above.


Sew the rows together. Press the seams in each row in
opposite directions, so they will nest together when you sew the rows together.

Sew the rows together, nesting and pinning the intersecting seams together.

Finished! 
 Happy Stitching!

Kelly




7 comments:

Irina said...

great! thanks for sharing! I'm loving wonky patterns lately...

Needled Mom said...

Great tutorial! Thanks.

Jean said...

I'm bookmarking this. Thanks for making it so clear and easy!

Kevin McCoy said...

I thought the way to make a wonky star is to take a wonky nobody and put them in the movies.

Ba dum chhhh

Theresa said...

Thanks for making this so easy and precise!

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