The Eight Point Star quilt block is my favorite star block! Also known as Sawtooth Star, although another variation claims that exact name (we will feature it in another tutorial). It is very simple, and made by only using the flying geese units and squares.
Cutting instructions on the Eight Point Star quilt block
Always be careful of the colors you are choosing. They can easily mess up your block (or quilt) or on the contrary, make it shine! I prefer to make a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It makes me more confident to continue and make the whole thing.
And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.
|Finished Block Size||Cut 1 square for center from dark fabric||Cut 8 squares from dark fabric and 4 squares from light||Cut 4 rectangles from light fabric|
|4 inches||2.5”||1.5”||2.5” x 1.5”|
|8 inches||4.5”||2.5”||4.5” x 2.5”|
|12 inches||6.5”||3.5”||6.5” x 3.5”|
|16 inches||8.5”||4.5”||8.5” x 4.5”|
Names of the block
Squares and points
#REFERENCE: Maggie Malone “5500 Quilt Blocks Designs”
We have a variation for this exact block, that can be made using exactly the same tutorial as in the video. You only have to reverse the fabric you will be using. From to dark to light and vice versa. The look of the quilt will be really different.