QM Bitty Blocks: Novembers Friendship Stars

Welcome back to QM Bitty Blocks!

I’m happy to share November’s Bitty Block with you—a 3″ Friendship Star. These are so cute! Just like all of the other Bitty Blocks we’ve given the patterns for, these are so addictive—I can’t stop making them.

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You’ll need 2 fabrics for this block: one for the background and one for the star. For my blocks, I used a lighter background and darker star. You could also reverse the values for your star. Another option is to use a third fabric for the star center—so many options!

Friendship Star QM Bitty Blocks: November’s Friendship Stars

Friendship Star

Printer-friendly instructions for November’s Bitty Friendship Star

Cutting:

Background Fabric (light print)

2 squares 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″
4 squares 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″

Star Fabric (red dot)

2 squares 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″
1 square 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″

First, let’s make the triangle-squares. The first thing you’ll need to do is draw a line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each background (light) 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ square. Pair a background square with a star 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ square, right sides together. Sew 1/4″ out from each side of the line. Cut on the drawn line and press the triangle-squares open. Make 4 triangle-squares.

triangle squares QM Bitty Blocks: November’s Friendship Stars

Triangle-squares

Arrange the triangle-squares and patches into 3 rows, paying attention to the orientation of the triangle-squares.

3 rows QM Bitty Blocks: November’s Friendship Stars

Sew the patches and triangle-squares into rows, pressing seams toward the patches (top and bottom row toward the outside, middle row toward the inside).

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Sew the three rows together and ta-da! You have a completed Friendship Star!

Friendship Star QM Bitty Blocks: November’s Friendship Stars

Friendship Star

You may notice that I used a directional print for my background. If you would like to keep a similar print oriented in the same direction, here’s a little tip when making your triangle-squares. When marking the diagonal line on the back, first arrange your squares so the print is oriented the same on both of them. On the wrong side, draw one diagonal line from top left to bottom right on one square. On the second square, draw the diagonal line from top right to bottom left.

Be sure to share pictures of your blocks—we love to see what you’re sewing. Use the hashtag #qmbittyblocks when sharing yours.

Friendship stars QM Bitty Blocks: November’s Friendship Stars

You’ll find all of the Bitty Blocks free quilt block patterns on our Bitty Blocks homepage, along with layouts for the row quilts in a variety of sizes.

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