More on the Friendship Star Quilt Block

Right after I finished my post on how to sew a Friendship Star block, I discovered an easy variation of the block that uses three fabrics instead of two. This gives the block a whole different, scrappier look. In the three-color variation, the star’s center square is a different fabric from the star points. Here’s what the three-color star block looks like:Friendship Star Quilt Block 3 Color Large

Compare that to the two-color block:

Friendship Star Quilt Block 2 LargeI love the zing the added fabric gives this block.

To make the three-color variation, you simply substitute one 4-1/2″ block of a third color for the center square. Then piece the block as described in the instructions in my previous post.

 

 

  • February 16, 2013

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Felicity Walker
 

Felicity Walker is the author of the best-selling Quilting for Beginners book series and other books for quilters. She has been quilting for nearly twenty years and loves finding easier, faster, and more fun ways to make quilts.

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