Use Up Skinny Strips in a String-Pieced Star Block
March 19, 2019 |
| Quilt Blocks
Finish One for a Mini or Combine Several for a Larger Quilt!
String-piecing makes short work of this charming 8-point star block. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to use up thin scraps of fabric.
The star was designed to use mostly 1″ wide strips in a variety of fabrics, although strips of varying widths would also work. Notice that there’s a solid white ring toward the center that helps unify the block. Choose another color if you prefer a stronger accent.
Paper was used by the designer for the foundation. However, you could also use a lightweight fabric and omit having to remove the paper from the string-pieced segments.
Combine several blocks for a quilt, with or without sashing in between. Or sew three blocks together end-to-end for a runner. There are many other ways the block can be used, too.
The completed block, designed by Cory from Coriander Quilts, is 12″ square.
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