Today I learned that I probably should have called my “Morocco series” my “zellij” series.
Zellij is a “style of mosaic tilework made from individually hand-chiseled tile pieces set into a plaster base” according to Wikipedia.
You can find zellij as a decorative element in many places in Morocco. Often they’re found in historic buildings but also on fountains and on lower walls outside buildings and houses.
Today’s zellij is an 8-pointed star also called ring. This ring shape can be presented in a repeated pattern or at the centre of a larger piece.
I’ve called this block Marrakech Magic Star.
Let’s learn how to make this block.
You can purchase the Marrakech Magic Star quilt templates from my Etsy shop.
This download contains the foundation templates to make the Marrakech Magic star quilt block and mini quilt as well as a quilt colouring page.
Finished block size: 12″ x 12″.
The block construction is demonstrated on video only. An internet connection is required to make the block.
If interested in geometry, this is a drawing of the pattern. Source.