Oh, My Stars Block #23, The 5-Patch Star

Hello again!

Welcome back to Oh, My Stars Mystery Quilt.  This is block #23 and is called the 5-Patch Star.  This is the last block that you will need to make 3 each.  After this, you will have 2 blocks left to make, but you will need 4 of each.  This will give us a total of 48 blocks.

If you look at the block I posted earlier, block #21, Sister’s Choice, it goes together basically the same way and looks very similar to it.  It is not listed in quilterscache.com, but it is listed in the EQ and Block Base programs.

Color Choices:  You will need 4 colors, 2 lights and 2 darks.

Cutting Directions:

For Dark #1:  You will need to cut eight 1 ¾ inch squares; and also four 2 inch squares cut in half to give 8 triangles.

For Light #1:  You will need to cut four 2 inch squares cut in half to give 8 triangles.

For Dark #2:  You will need to cut five 1 ¾ inch squares.

For Light #2:  You will need to cut four 1 ¾ inch squares.

Sewing Directions:

There are 2 ways to do this block and I am just going to mention the one that works for me, the easiest.  The other involves a lot of separate blocks being formed but by doing it my way, it’s a lot less work. 

For the center, you will have a 9-patch.  Using a dark #1 and a print in the center, form your bottom and top part of the patch.  But in the center, you will need to use a dark #2 on the outside and center with a print on the inside.  Sew this together as 5 squares to form the center horizontal strip.  But do not sew together yet.  Then using the remainder of the half square triangles, form the outside star.

In summary, you will need to make half square triangles and a 9-patch for the center.

Pictures will be posted later.

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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