The simplex star quilt block is a simple star pattern in a nine patch format. It consists of easy half square triangles and squares. In this sample, I used three fabrics. The key to a successful simplex star quilt block is to make sure there is high value difference in the two half square triangle fabrics. This block is sometimes also referred to as wings-in-a-whirl quilt block.
Learn how to make this simple quilt block with this free quilt block pattern. This block is a variation of the friendship star quilt block, introduced somewhere between 1900 and 1930.
Here is a variation of the Simplex Star quilt block where I switched out the center block with a different color, using four (4) colors instead of three in the traditional Simplex Star pattern.
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