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Larger quilt blocks offer the incentive that there are less to make to produce your quilt. When time is limited, this size of block is your best friend. A second feature is that you can try a more difficult design as the pieces may be many, but the sizes of the patches are easy to work with. A win-win all around.
Star of Luxor
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The colour scheme I chose for the Star of Luxor quilt block was intended to reflect the sky at night. This block was new to me and right away I could see it could be easily simplified. This is a challenging block, but well worth the effort.
If you are a regular visitor to this site, you know that I often make the construction of some of the blocks easier to sew.
For this block, I replaced many of the half square triangles with flying geese units and in some cases, with square in a square patches, which reduces the number of seams and therefore producing less bulk. Lastly, I constructed it as an uneven nine patch rather than in single rows.