Star Block of the Month: July is the Friendship Star #starbotm

I’m so thrilled to have Charlotte Newland leading our first-ever Block of the Month adventure! If you’re following along at home, you can find all of the blog posts about the Star Block of the Month here and we sell kits here. Don’t forget to tag any Instagram posts related to the Star Block of the Month with #starbotm. Take it away, Charlotte!

Welcome back to the Star Block of the Month! Because it’s a busy time of year we are making a really simple block this month – the friendship star. It uses squares and half square triangles, so shouldn’t take you away from eating ice cream for too long!

Star Block of the Month on The Daily Stitch

We will be sewing four 6” blocks (6.5” unfinished), without sashing. Each block uses a single colour, listed in the table below:

Cut the following for each block:

Star Block of the Month on The Daily Stitch

Let’s make those half-square triangles. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the two 3.5” background squares, and put them in pairs with the 3.5” coloured squares:

Star Block of the Month on The Daily Stitch

Sew a scant 1/4” from each side of the drawn line on each pair, then cut along the line to make two HSTs. Press with the seam towards the darker fabric, and trim to 2.5” x 2.5”, making sure the 45º line on your ruler is in line with the seam:

Star Block of the Month on The Daily Stitch

Repeat so you have four HSTs:

Star Block of the Month on The Daily Stitch

Lay out the pieces as below, sew them into rows and then sew the rows together:

Star Block of the Month on The Daily Stitch

Repeat for each colour, to make four super-quick friendship star blocks:

Star Block of the Month on The Daily Stitch

That’s it! Now back to the sunbathing. See you in September.

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