Hunter’s star: a block from Turnabout patchwork: simple quilts with a twist

This block belongs to my book Turnabout Patchwork: Simple quilts with a Twist.
I came across the block and its variations through experimentation.

The pieces that make up the block have many bias seams. If you don’t like sewing with bias seams this block isn’t  for you.

I personally find that if the pieces are small, like in this case, handling them presents no issues.

The block is made out of 2 squares of fabric. Yes, just 2 squares of fabric in contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Hunter’s star quilt block

Learn how to make a Hunter’s start quilt block in  just over 2 minutes:

Materials for one Hunter’s star quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics. You can use 10-inch pre-cuts for a quicker block.

Fabric recommendations

You can make the quilt in 2 colours:

Or you can make it in multiple colours:

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

Rose garden star quilt pattern

This is one of the quilt ps from my book Turnabout patchwork using this variation of this block. See details on my book below.

Rose garden star - Turnabout Patchwork book, Teresa Mairal-Barreu


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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Hunter's star quilt block - A block from Turnabout Patchwork: Simple quilts with a twist


  1. Hi, I’ve been using your Youtube tutorials, but before I cut material for a Hunter’s Star pattern, I’d like to know so how the blocks join together.
    It seems to me that if I use a quarter inch seam that I would lose the points of the star.
    I am in office and can’t see a way around this.


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