Star blocks are usually very popular with quilters and in particular Hunter’s Star is an all time favourite.
I came across my technique to make this block and its many variations a bit by accident. But it’s great and quick. And the number of blocks you can make is endless. Some more efficient than others, true, but you’re guaranteed having fun playing with it.
Hunter’s star variation bonus block
But there are so many variations of this block. Just change slightly the position of the squares to make a 4 patch and you get a new block and quilt design. Change the orientation of the 4 patch squares and you get a new block and quilt design! You could mix and match colours for the 4 patch and again a new quilt design would emerge, and so on and so forth!
This block is one of the most versatile ones in Turnabout patchwork.
You will find 1 quilt pattern featuring this block in the book and 3 illustrated quilt-pattern variations.
Block tour and giveaways
Now let’s see all the variations of this technique in a real project.
These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects starting with just two contrasting squares. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well as read their experience with my book.
And don’t forget to enter their giveaways too.
One more giveaway!
This giveaway is CLOSED.
Today Moda fabrics is giving away a Le Pavot layer cake by Sandy Gervais. I love this collection.
To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Rose Garden Star, Swirl, Houndstooth or Diamond Star.
Blog hop schedule
January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball
February 1 – Modern Shoofly
- Gretchen Wylegala blog: Snug Harbor Quilts
February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares
Rose Garden Star
- Anne Boundy blog: Said with Love
- Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
February 4 – Striped Fabric Block
Xs and Os
- Cheryl Brown blog: QuilterChic
- Stephanie Jacobson blog: Steph Jacobson Design
February 6 – Coordinated Strips
- Afton Warrick blog: Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses
Knots and Crosses
February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch
- Sherry Shish blog: Powered by Quilting
Two for One
- Mania Hatziioannidi blog: Mania for Quilts
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“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
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