Friendship Star block

The Friendship Star block is a traditional block set in a 3 by 2 grid layout using squares and half square triangles. This a versitle block that can be used in borders and sashing too.

Settings

Cutting and Piecing Methods
Size
Number of blocks
Fabric width

Fabrics

fabric 1Cut 1 strip 2½ inches wide. Subcut into 4 squares and use the rest in half square triangle instructions.
fabric 2Cut 1 strip 2½ inches wide. Subcut into 1 square and use the rest in half square triangle instructions.

Instructions

half square triangles from stripsHalf Square Triangle instructions
  • Match 1 strip of each fabric right sides together.
  • Using a side right triangle ruler or template, cut 4 half square triangles pairs. Move ruler/template upside down for next cut when necessary.
  • Sew ¼ inch seam on long side of triangle pair.
  • Press seam to one side.
  • Repeat with remaining triangle pairs.
Friendship Star block layoutFriendship Star block final instructions

Layout block pieces using squares and half square triangles as shown in diagram. Sew first rows, then columns using a ¼ inch seam. Press seams to one side.