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.
|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.|