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Wonky Star in a Star

My local quilt guild is exchanging star blocks.  While, I’m not taking part in the exchange.  I’ve got too much on my plate at the moment. They asked everyone in the exchange to make an extra one to go in a quilt to give to the community center where we meet for a fund raiser.  I figured I could find time for one 9″ block.  I came up with this simple wonky star in a star.

 I thought I would share how I made it.  You will need from background fabric 8- 3 1/2″ squares and 8- 1 1/2″ squares.  From prints 1- 1 1/2″ square

and various bits.

 On four of the 3 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ squares place a scrap at an angle making sure that when you flip it, it will cover the the exposed angle.  (The exposed background angle will give you an idea of what your star point will look like.  Play with it to get the look you are looking for.)

 Stitch in place, fold over and press.

 Trim to 1 1/2″ square

 Add another scrap along bottom edge of your star point, once again making sure it will cover angle and that the angle is what you want.

 Press and trim as before.

 Arrange your 1 1/2″ star point squares with the 1 1/2″ print and remaining 4- 1 1/2″ backgrounds into a nine patch star.  Sew together.

 Using this star as your center arrange your 3 1/2″ star points and 4- 3 1/2″ backgrounds into a nine patch star and sew together.

 Wha-la you have a Wonky Star in a Star block.

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