This star block is a variation of the Martha Washington Star. The techniques included in the star are the “flying geese” or double half square triangle and paper piecing of half square triangles. These techniques are fairly simple in themselves and come together to form an interesting star block that can be used for any occasion. This session, in my classes, the theme is the holidays, so I am selecting reds, greens and whites for the colors, an assortment of values in light, medium and dark. One could use 2-4 different fabrics.
The measurements are included in the handouts. I will illustrate with photos, the sewing together of the units. First and most important is cutting out the fabric to exact size, keeping the edges even when stitching and matching the seams using 1/4″ seam allowances