The inspiration for this star was from a table runner in a Connecting Threads catalogue. I cut out the picture a long time ago and wished I had saved the pattern information as well. This is a bit more complicated, especially because of its small size.
I started with the HST – 2.5 inch squares, 1 red and 1 white. I drew a line from corner to corner on the back of the white square. Then placed the red and white squares right sides together and sewed a quarter inch on either side of the line. I then cut on the line and pressed and trimed to 2 inch squares.
I then cut out two, 2 inch red squares and drew a line from corner to corner on the back. I place one red square RST with one of the HST squares. The line I drew crossed the seam (perpendicular) on the HST. Once again sewed a quarter inch on either side of the line, cut on the line, pressed and trimed off the dog ears.
I then cut out four, 1.25 x 1.75 inch rectangles of the background fabric and one, 1 inch square for the center.
Here’s the layout of the block.
Then I attached one side to the center square, lining up the QST side to the right side of the center square. I only sewed about a half inch on this side.
Working clockwise, I attached the second and third side; lining up the QST side to the right edge of the center block. I sewed the entire seam. Pressed and trimmed (where needed).
When attaching the fourth side pin the first side down and out of the way. Sew the entire fourth side seam.
This block finishes at 3.5 inches square.