How to Make a Perfect Friendship Star Quilt.
The Friendship Star Quilt block is a great place to start when learning to quilt. It's really only a simple nine patch block with a few half square.
We will be sewing four 6” blocks (6.5” unfinished), without sashing. Each block uses a single colour, listed in the table below:
Cut the following for each block:
Let’s make those half-square triangles. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the two 3.5” background squares, and put them in pairs with the 3.5” coloured squares:
Sew a scant 1/4” from each side of the drawn line on each pair, then cut along the line to make two HSTs. Press with the seam towards the darker fabric, and trim to 2.5” x 2.5”, making sure the 45º line on your ruler is in line with the seam:
Repeat so you have four HSTs:
Lay out the pieces as below, sew them into rows and then sew the rows together:
Repeat for each colour, to make four super-quick friendship star blocks: