The friendship star quilt block is a quick and easy block that uses half square triangles and solid squares in a nine-patch layout! This is a classic quilt block that can be combined with other blocks or make a stunning quilt on its own. Use a variety of colors, or flip the colors, so that when the squares are side-by-side in your final design, the corners have definition and bring more visual interest to the quilt.
The basic version of the friendship star quilt block has squares in the corners, or you can use half square triangles in the corners as a variation.
How to Make a Variation of the Friendship Star Quilt Block
This variation only uses three (3) different fabrics, one (1) square, two sets of four (4) half square triangles, and is also a variation of the simple nine patch quilt block.
Layout your pieces with the square places in the center and, with one set of half square triangles forming the friendship star. In the corners, instead of squares, use another set of half square triangles that highlights a third fabric choice.
Sew the rows as outlined above, and then sew the rows together to form this variation on the Friendship Star quilt block.
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