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.

Ornate Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Ornate Star quilt block might look familiar to you as it is similar to Ohio Star and other star blocks that contain quarter square triangles as part of their focus. But -- the Ornate Star block takes things a little further -- by adding features in the four corners of this nine patch block -- the square in a square patch. In my view, this is a much underused patch and is really fun to make. Bonus -- it adds some extra interest to your block.

The illustrated quilts feature both samples using an on point setting, but look very different. The sashing strips on one quilt add a little pizzazz while the other quilt gives you ample room in the blank blocks to showcase your quilting skills.

Similiar Blocks:
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Swamp Patch