The sixth block in our quilt a long is called the Variable Star. It’s a fun one!
Cutting and Fabric
Fabric 1 – Background – (4) 3 in. squares and (4) 3 3/4 in. squares and (4) 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. rectangles.
Fabric 2 – Zig Zag – (4) 3 in. squares
Fabric 3 – Beach Cruiser print – (4) 3 3/4 in. squares and (1) 2 1/2 in. square
Draw a diagonal line across your 3 3/4 in. background squares.
Lay those background squares RST with fabric 2 squares. Sew 1/4 in. along the right side of your line. Then turn and sew another 1/4 in. seam along the other side.
Cut your square diagonally, right along the drawn line.
Cut in half again to form two more triangle units.
Press open with seam towards your print fabric. You should now have 16 triangle units. Lay the triangle units out like the above picture, eight in each stack.
With RST match up center seam of the triangle units and pin.
Sew the two triangle units together.
Press open and trim to 3 inches. Repeat to make the other seven squares.
Lay out your blocks in the Variable Star arrangement.
Sew the corner squares into four patch blocks. Then, sew remaining pieces together row by row, just like a 9 patch. And, you are finished with block six! Yeah we are halfway there!