Easy “Just Call Me Diva” Quilt Block Tutorial

Easy “Just Call Me Diva” Quilt Block Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Carol Thelen via YouTube


There are a lot of quilt projects that you can find online, but when it comes to lovely and easy patterns, you can never go wrong with a Carol Thelen project, just like this one! Check out this lovely quilt block that even beginners can get right on their first try.


  • Print fabric, for the center block
  • Coordinating print fabric, for the star point
  • Dark print accent fabric
  • Background fabric
  • Marking pen, pencil, or chalk
  • Ruler
  • Needle and thread
  • Iron, for pressing
  • Sewing machine
  • Pattern (Click here to download the pattern)


Step 1


Line a small dark square at the back diagonally from corner to corner, then place it on the bottom end of a white background strip with their right sides facing and edges lined up, and stitch them along the line. Cut off the excess with ¼ inch seam allowance, flip it open, and repeat the same steps with the remaining pieces.

Step 2

Lay a large center square right side up, then line the small background squares diagonally at the wrong side, and place them on each side of the block with the right sides facing. Stitch them along the marked line, cut off the excess, and press them open.

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Image credit: Carol Thelen via YouTube


Step 3

Line the large background square on its wrong side diagonally, then place it on top of the coordinating print square with their right sides facing, and stitch them together on either side of the line with ¼ inch seam allowance.

Step 4

Cut the block in half and press their seams open, then lay them together with their right sides facing and seams matching but make sure that the fabric colors are opposite each other, then stitch them together across the seams diagonally.

Step 5

Cut them in half, then press the seams open, and trim off the nubs. Lay and assemble the block and strip units as shown in the video or the diagram, then stitch them per row, and then the rows to each other making sure to press the seams as you go.

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Image credit: Carol Thelen via YouTube


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Easy “Just Call Me Diva” Quilt Block Tutorial

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