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Uneven Nine-Patch & Star Quilt

Lots of polka dots add a sense of playfulness and whimsy.

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Cut and Assemble Star Blocks


These instructions result in one Star block. Repeat cutting and assembly steps to make three Star blocks total.

From assorted print, solid, dot, or stripe No. 1, cut:
2—3-1/4" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 8 triangles total
4—2-1/2" squares

From assorted print, solid, dot, or stripe No. 2, cut:
2—3-1/4" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 8 triangles total
1—2-1/2" square

1. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together two triangles from each print, solid, dot, or stripe in pairs. Press seams toward darker fabric. Join pairs to make an hourglass unit. Press seam in one direction. The unit should be 2-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four hourglass units total.

2. Referring to Diagram 3, lay out hourglass units and all print, solid, dot, or stripe 2-1/2" squares in three rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward squares in each row. Join rows to make a Star block; press seams toward center row. The block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

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