Friendship has always been an important part of quilting. I bet you have quilting friends and get together to do all sorts of things together. Maybe you go on shop hops or to quilt shows, maybe you head to the nearest outlet mall, or maybe you have sewing days together. Whatever you do, make sure to enjoy spending time with your quilting friends.
Block 9 for my Favorite Quilt Block Sampler is the sweet
I like that the Friendship Star block has a lot of variations. Variations means unending options and design potential. Here are a few good examples of what I'm talking about. Both the quilts below alternate with a Nine Patch quilt block. But that is where the similarities end. The first quilt is set in straight rows while the second quilt is set on point. Changing color values/fabric can also make a big impact on your quilt design.
Here's What You Need:
Light: 2 squares 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"
Medium: 4 squares 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Dark: 1 square 4 1/2" x 4 1/2 and 2 squares 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"
Make the Block:
1. Layer a light 4 7/8" square with a dark 4 7/8" square. Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner. Sew 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line. Open and press to yield 2 triangle squares. Make 4 triangle squares.
2. Assemble block like a Nine Patch with the medium 4 1/2" squares in the corners. Pay close attention to which way the triangle squares are pointing.