12″ Block 9 Patch Star

This block is a Twist on the Friendship Star – I have heard it called ‘Ribbon Block’

These are ideas for our 2017 Charity Block Swap


A 1/4″ Seam is used throughout

From Dark Blue

Cut 2 squares 4 7/8″ (cut in half diagonally to make 4 Triangles)
Cut 1 Square 45 1/2″

From Cream

Cut 4 Squares 4 7/8″ (Cut in half diagonally top make 8 Triangles)

From Light Blue

Cut 2 squares 4 7/8″ (cut in half diagonally to make 4 Triangles)


Join each cream triangle to a blue triangle (light and dark) Right sides together. Press seam to the dark side – makes 8 Half Square Triangles (HST) (4 with Dark blue, 4 with light blue)


Lay out block  with square in the centre- see image above

then sew squares in 3 rows of 3 then join rows together nesting seams ( seams should rest in opposite directions to reduce bulk at the points.)

Below are a couple of different layouts with the same units

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