Image by The Sewing Channel via Youtube
This star of the orient quilt block by The Sewing Channel is truly a gorgeous pattern. It is easy to make, but you need to be precise when cutting, folding, and sewing. Learn how to sew this design by watching the video below. Happy quilting!
First colored fabric:
Second colored fabric:
Fold all of the squares in half diagonally and press with an iron to make a crease. Use a ruler and marker, to draw a line on the crease at the back of each square.
Take one of the folded 1 1/2″ squares and one 5″ background square. Place the triangle in one corner, and make sure all of the white is covered. Open it and secure it in place with a pin. Do the same on four corners with the same fabric. Sew on the creased line. Remember not to stitch toward the center of the block.
Press over the top of the seams, then fold the triangles and press again.
Measure the block if it’s still 5″. If not, trim it off.
Get one of the background squares and place one of the 4″ squares of the first fabric on one corner. Open it and secure it with pins. Do the same with the remaining 3 pieces. Sew on the line and press. Remember not to stitch toward the center of the block. Line up one of your quarter-inch marks on your ruler and cut the excess. Open the seam allowances and press.
Check the size of the block and trim if needed.
Take one 5″ square unit (with only one triangle) and one 4″ square of the second fabric. Place the folded 4″ square in the corner beside the first one. Sew, trim, and press the seams open. Do the same with the other 3 units.
Assemble the blocks based on the picture.
Sew first in rows. Pin them together and sew with a quarter of an inch seam allowance. Press the seams open.
Sew the rows together with a quarter of an inch seam allowance. Press the seams open.