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Friendship Star quilt block

by Jean Boyd

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of the Friendship Star wreath quilt, is that it isn’t difficult when using the friendship star quilt block which is originally made up of half-square triangles.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.



Doris Johnson May 14, 2019 - 8:56 pm

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!!

Jean Boyd May 17, 2019 - 11:14 am

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

Susan Spiers November 29, 2018 - 11:28 am

A wonderfully versatile block! Thank you for sharing!

Germaine December 15, 2016 - 10:25 am

I like this!

Jean Boyd December 15, 2016 - 11:14 am

Thanks, Germaine!

BARBIER RENEE February 27, 2016 - 3:28 am

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

Paige February 23, 2016 - 4:38 am

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

Jean Boyd February 24, 2016 - 10:19 am

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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