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A variation of the Friendship Star quilt block

 

Yesterday, you saw how to make a Friendship Star quilt block.

The finished size of this block is 22½”. After it is quilted and bound, it will be a great little table topper or wall quilt. You could also add an outside border if you wanted to make it a little bigger.

What a good way to use up those leftover half-square triangles from those Flying Geese blocks!

 

Friendship Star quilt block made up in a wreath formation. Made with leftover half-square triangles from Flying Geese blocks.
Friendship Star quilt block made up in a wreath formation. Made with leftover half-square triangles from Flying Geese blocks.

 

 

A clever variation of this quilt block is as simple as using the same fabric in the center of the block that you used for the star points. It gives a whole different look to the design. And now you have a variation of the Friendship Star Wreath quilt!

Friendship Star quilt block made up in a wreath formation. Made with leftover half-square triangles from Flying Geese blocks.
Friendship Star quilt block made up in a wreath formation. Made with leftover half-square triangles from Flying Geese blocks.

 

So, the next time you’re making Flying Geese quilt blocks, remember you’ll have some bonus half-square triangles to play with! It’s super easy to put together half-square triangles and make another Friendship Start quilt block. See if you can make up your own combination of half-square triangles! Until next time…happy quilting.

 

 

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

6 Comments

  1. Quilting Jeannie

    I love this block. The simplicity is mesmerizing. What a great baby quilt idea. Thank you.

    • You’re welcome! Glad you liked it.

  2. Shawny

    Thank you so much for this beautiful way to use leftovers. i can just see this in so many colorways. How lovely of you to share your talents with others.

  3. Thunder

    Love the wreath designs. Thanks for sharing.

  4. kay Ragland

    I’ve put the variation of the friendship star qu ultimate block on my list to do. I would love to do it with a color wheel theme.

    • That sounds like a great idea!

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