**Gretchen’s Star Quilt Block**

**Cutting Requirements for 12″ finished block** (scant 1/4″ seam allowance):

**Lt. Blue:**Cut TWO (2) 2 7/8″ squares. (These are paired with the White 2 7/8″ squares which will create FOUR (4) Half-Square Triangles. They’ll also be the FOUR (4) corners of this quilt block.)**Lt. Blue:**Cut TWO (2) 3″ squares. (These are paired with the White 3″ squares which will create FOUR (4) Half-Square Triangles. When sewn together they’ll also be the center of this quilt block).**Lt. Blue:**Cut ONE (1) 3 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. Will yield FOUR (4) triangles. (These triangles will flank ONE (1) end of the Lt. Blue

1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles.)**Lt. Blue:**Cut TWO (2) 4 7/8″ squares. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. Will yield FOUR (4) triangles. (These triangles are paired with the White 1 7/8″ x

4 3/4″ rectangles.)**Lt. Blue:**Cut FOUR (4) 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles. (These are paired with the White 1 7/8″ x

4 3/4″ rectangles. They’re also paired with the results of the White 4 7/8″ squares.)**White:**Cut TWO (2) 2 7/8″ squares. On the back side of the squares draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. (These are paired with the Lt. Blue 2 7/8″ squares which will create FOUR (4) Half-Square Triangles. They’ll also be the FOUR (4) corners of this quilt block.)**White:**Cut TWO (2) 3″ squares. On the back side of the squares draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. (These are paired with the Lt. Blue 3″ squares which will create FOUR (4) Half-Square Triangles. When sewn together they’ll also be the center of this quilt block).**White:**Cut ONE (1) 3 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. Will yield FOUR (4) triangles. (These triangles will flank ONE (1) end of the White

1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles.)**White:**Cut TWO (2) 4 7/8″ squares. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. Will yield FOUR (4) triangles. (These triangles are paired with the Lt. Blue 1 7/8″ x

4 3/4″ rectangles.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles. (These are paired with the Lt. Blue 1 7/8″ x

4 3/4″ rectangles. They’re also paired with the results of the White 4 7/8″ squares.)

**Gretchen’s Star Quilt Block Diagram
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**Gretchen’s Star Quilt**

**Sew TWELVE (12) “Gretchen’s Star Quilt Blocks” to end up with the quilt top pictured above. The size will be 36″ x 48″ finished & 36 1/2″ x 48 1/2″ unfinished.**

**Gretchen’s Star Variation Quilt Block**

**Cutting Requirements for 12″ finished block** (scant 1/4″ seam allowance):

**Lilac:**Cut ONE (1) 2 1/2″ square. (This is the center of this quilt block. It’s flanked by the results of the White 3 1/4″ square which will create ONE (1) Square in a Square.)**Lilac:**Cut TWO (2) 2 7/8″ squares. (These are paired with the White 2 7/8″ squares which will create FOUR (4) Half-Square Triangles. They’ll also be the FOUR (4) corners of this quilt block.)**Lilac:**Cut ONE (1) 3 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. Will yield FOUR (4) triangles. (These triangles will flank ONE (1) end of the Lilac

1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles.)**Lilac:**Cut TWO (2) 4 7/8″ squares. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. Will yield TWO (2) triangles. (These triangles are paired with the White 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles.)**Lilac:**Cut FOUR (4) 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles. (These are paired with the White 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles. They’re also paired with the results of the White 4 7/8″ squares.)**White:**Cut TWO (2) 2 7/8″ squares. On the back side of the squares draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. (These are paired with the White 2 7/8″ squares which will create FOUR (4) Half-Square Triangles. They’ll also be the FOUR (4) corners of this quilt block.)**White:**Cut ONE (1) 3 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. Will yield FOUR (4) triangles. (These triangles will flank the Lilac 2 1/2″ square in the center of this quilt block. All together they’ll create ONE (1) Square in a Square.)**White:**Cut ONE (1) 3 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. Will yield FOUR (4) triangles. (These triangles will flank ONE (1) end of the Lilac

1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles.)**White:**Cut TWO (2) 4 7/8″ squares. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. Will yield TWO (2) triangles. (These triangles are paired with the White 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles. (These are paired with the White 1 7/8″ x

4 3/4″ rectangles. They’re also paired with the results of the White 4 7/8″ squares.)

**Gretchen’s Star Variation Quilt Block Diagram
**

**Gretchen’s Star Variation Quilt**

**Sew TWELVE (12) “Gretchen’s Star Variation Quilt Blocks” to end up with the quilt top pictured above. The size will be 36″ x 48″ finished & 36 1/2″ x 48 1/2″ unfinished.**