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I have already seen tons of star patterns from Missouri Star and they are all equally beautiful. However, this North Star quilt by Jenny Doan will always be my favorite. The colors she used, fit perfectly for this project and I absolutely love them. Although it may look complex at first, trust me – it is easy to make. The process is repetitive, once you have done two blocks, you’ll master it right away.
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For the block, you will need 1 1/2-inch strips, 2 1/2-inch strips, and 2 1/2-inch squares. First, you will make the half-square triangle and add two background strips on the sides. After that, you will start adding the first layer of color and repeat the process two times to make the other two layers. There are plenty of patterns that you can discover with this block and this North Star is just one of those.
Get a light and colored 2 1/2″ square. Place them right sides together and sew corner to corner with 1/4″ seam allowance. Cut 1/4″ away from the seam and press it open.
Get a 1 1/2″ background strip and sew it on one side of the colored part of the half-square triangle. Cut the excess and press it open. Sew the strip again on the other side of the colored part, then cut the excess and press. It should look like the photo below.
Get a 2 1/2″ colored strip and do the same process as step 2 on the side of the white strips of your working block.
Take 2 pieces of 2 1/2″ squares and press them in half diagonally to make a line. Place them on the ends of the colored strips just like in the photo below. Trim the excess corners off.
Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 two times using different colored strips.
Press the block open and you are done. To make the center of the quilt, you need four blocks. Make the star and use it as a guide for the other blocks that you will be adding on the sides.