Star and Octagon
Free Quilt Block Pattern
This quilt block called Star and Octagon was designed in the 1930s -- or at least as far as my research would indicate. It is a simple to sew five patch block featuring the two most basic quilt patches -- the square and the half square triangle.
If you are a regular visitor to this website, you will notice that I tend to construct five patch blocks as an uneven nine patch rather than as five rows of five patches. This is simply a personal choice as I find it is easier to sew, but please feel free to use whatever method you prefer.