As a general rule, an intermediate block is rarely more difficult to make -- it just contains more pieces and therefore more seams. This is the reason that it is important that you can sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. Once you have mastered a precise seam allowance, you will have no difficulty in sewing the majority of quilt blocks.

Dolly Madison Star - Variation

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Dolly Madison Star - Variation quilt block is based on the Ohio Star with an additional, small nine patch block for the centre.

This is a simple block to construct as long as precision in taken with the sewing, particularly with the small nine patch centre.

This quilt block can introduce beginner quilters to the quarter square triangle patch, which is so prevalent in many quilts.

The sample quilts shown illustrate the straight set and on-point layouts. The on-point layout also features sashing to separate the quilt blocks.