Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Missouri Star



This makes an 8 1/2'' unfinished block.

Marie has requested pressing tips,
I'll add them in red.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A : Light
4 - 2 1/2" Squares
1 - 5 1/4" square -
cut with 2 diagonal cuts

Fabric B: Medium
2 - 3 1/4" Squares
cut with 2 diagonal cuts

Fabric C: Dark
2 - 3 1/4" Squares
cut with 2 diagonal cuts

Fabric D: Medium
2 - 2 7/8" squares
Cut with 1 diagonal cut

Fabric E: Medium
1 - 3 3/8" square

Sew 2 Fabric D squares to
opposite sides of Fabric E
square.  Press seams out and
trim dogears.

Sew remaining 2 Fabric D
triangles to remaining sides
of Fabric E square.

Press seams to the outside.

Square to 4 1/2".

Sew together Fabric B
and Fabric C triangles as
shown.  Notice there are
4 of one type and 4 of
another.  Press seams
to the dark fabric.

Sew Fabric B/C triangle
unit to a Fabric A triangle.
Take care to use the correct
Fabric B/C triangle.  Press seam
to the dark fabric.  Trim dogears.


Sew B/C triangle unit to
other side of Fabric A triangle.
Again, take care to use the
correct B/C triangle.

Press seam to the dark fabric.

Square to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Sew 2 Fabric A squares to
each side of rectangle units.

Press seam to the light fabric.

Make 2.

Sew 2 rectangle units to
each side of center square.
Take care matching points.

Press seams open to reduce bulk.

Sew units together as shown, 
again, take care to match points.

Press the last 2 seams open
to reduce bulk.
Square to 8 1/2".

This is another one.


  1. I've yet to make a star!

  2. Beautiful block and piecing work.

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