|BLOCKS by SIZE||7.5" Quilt Blocks|
Ten inch quilt blocks are a favourite of quilters. However if you are wanting to make a smaller version of any given 10" block, with a little finagling, the math for a 7½ inch block is not that difficult. And -- for the blocks below, I have done that math for you! A win-win!
The Friendship Star - Basic is a favourite nine patch block among quilters. Firstly, it is easy to construct and secondly, depending on how you choose a quilt layout for your blocks, often you will see a secondary pattern emerge.
The quilt layout shown on the left utilizes a simple side by side setting of the blocks. This creates the optical illusion of a "ribbon" strung between the stars. (This quilt block is also called Ribbon Star for that reason.) The quilt on the right uses an on point block setting with sashing strips separating the blocks and adds a new colour for some "pizzazz" in the quilt.
~ Friendship Star (an interesting four patch quilt block)
~ Friendship Star (a more advanced level quilt block)