I was asked to make a block of the month for my local quilt guild (Peninsula MQG) and decided stars would be fun. There are a ton of tutorials online and most of them use this method. Google ‘Improv Star Tutorials’ or ‘Wonky Star Quilt Block’ etc. and you will find a great assortment. I think the best part about this block is that you don’t have to measure, cut or make half-square triangles to create the star. YES!
It’s also easy to adjust this block to any size. You could do a really large one as a centerpiece with smaller ones all around. I like using graph paper but all you have to do is choose a size and divide by 3 then add the seam allowance (if necessary).
For example: A finished 24 inch block would need a total of (9) 8 inch blocks (24/3 = 8). Then you can add the seam allowance at ¼” making the final cut size 8.5 inches. I don’t always worry about the seam allowance unless overall size is really important. Just make sure you’re consistent with each piece.
On a side note:
Yesterday Alison Glass was the speaker for our Peninsula MQG meeting. It was exciting to meet a designer, especially since I was familiar with her work! I had Lucky Penny on my 'Fabric Wants' list but since I'm broke, I missed out :( Which was especially disappointing after seeing it in person - the colors are so rich - the computer monitor doesn't do it justice.