Happy National Quilting Day! Rising Star Variation Block.

To celebrate National Quilting Day I decided to put my spin on a block pattern I learned from the Missouri Star Quilt Company that they called the Rising Star.  After I made a test block based on their tutorial I decided I wanted to change some things to reduce some of the fabric bulk that occurred using their sewing and cutting techniques; plus make the center of the star different.

So here is my block which equals 6 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches square:

Rising Star

Which can be laid out like this to form a big star block that finishes at 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″:

Rising Star Block

I’m working on designing a quilt with the star block which is still in progress, but here’s two examples of quilts you can make with the 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ block:

Using the Star layout:

Quilt Layout Example

Using a zig-zag type of layout:

Rising Star Block Variation

You can click HERE to learn how to make this block or go to my tutorials tab at the top of my site and look for Rising Star Variation.  Have fun!

2 thoughts on “Happy National Quilting Day! Rising Star Variation Block.

  1. Lu

    Thank you Denise for this tutorial. I am now quilting a baby quilt using Jenny’s tute and there is a lot of bulk while making the stars but I pushed through. I really like your way so will have to tackle another when finished.

    Reply
    1. denmck Post author

      You’re welcome! I really enjoy making this block and can attest that it’s so much easier to sew together this way. Good luck with your quilt!

      Reply

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