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.
This block is one of the most versatile ones in my book Turnabout patchwork.
You will find 1 quilt pattern featuring this block in the book and 3 illustrated quilt-pattern variations.
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.
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!
My book Turnabout Patchwork
“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.
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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