When the instructions say to cut 96 squares 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, the best bet might be to walk away. But I had already made 50 different quilt blocks for a mystery quilt block sew-along. So, a deep breath, a little planning for fabric placement, and I began.
Using 2″ squares of the background fabric (in this case a light color), I started making square-in-a-square units using the flippy corner method.
That’s my thumb to give you an idea of how little these blocks are.
Pressed, trimmed, and arranged on a design board.
More flippy corners sewn and ready to be pressed and trimmed.
The square-in-a-square units are finished.
The remaining points for each star are a standard flying goose unit. Sorry, no picture. (A flying goose quilt block looks like half a square-in-a-square plus a 1/4″ for seam allowance.)
The travel iron was very handy when it came to pressing all those seams. The back is attractive in it’s own way.
Here’s the block. It was supposed to measure 6 1/2″ by 12 1/2″ at this point. Mine is a little large but I was rather pleased to have actually completed it!
The block pattern is “Star Power” by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings for Block Heads 2 (Moda Fabric’s 2018 Block-of-the-Week).
Can you find it in the completed quilt top?
Next for this quilt: batting, backing, quilting and binding. But probably not anytime soon!