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Friendship Star quilt block

Yesterday, we explored 4 ways to use the leftover half-square triangles, and as I mentioned, there are many other combinations. This Friendship Star quilt block is my favorite, so I decided to make a large block using several overlapping Friendship Stars quilt blocks and called the quilt the Friendship Star wreath quilt.


Friendship Star Block
Friendship Star Block



In addition to the half-square triangles, you’ll needed to cut the following from background fabric:
1 – 8″ square
16 – 3″ squares
4 – 3″ x 10½” strips
4 – 3″ x 5½” strips

First, sew the half-square triangles, 3″ strips, 3″ squares and the 8″ square together in rows as in the picture.


Friendship Star Wreath Block
Friendship Star Wreath Block



Then sew the rows together to complete Friendship Star wreath quilt.


Friendship Star Wreath Block
Friendship Star Wreath Block



The beauty of the Friendship Star wreath quilt, is that it isn’t difficult when using the friendship star quilt block which is originally made up of half-square triangles. Join me tomorrow as we explore 2 other variations of this design.



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.


  1. Doris Johnson

    What size is the finished block or quilt? I love the pattern! Am anxious to fabricate two pillows to coordinate with a depression era quilt hanging on our wall. Thank you!!

    • The finished block is 22 1/2″. Glad you like this design!

  2. Susan Spiers

    A wonderfully versatile block! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Germaine

    I like this!


    Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto et aussi pour cette ligne que vous avez ajoutée et qui est
    vraiment super ! : Print this page or save as a PDF

  5. I am curious as to which way did you press your seams? Did you alternate the rows? Or press to the dark?

    • Hi Paige. Thanks for writing. There is no right or wrong way to press the seams in this block. Just do whatever works best for you. You might even like to press the seams open. There are a lot of seams, so sometimes you just have to be creative with your pressing!

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