# Star Power: Pieced Star Quilt Block & Pieced Star Variation Quilt Block

**Pieced Star Quilt Block**

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

**Yellow:**Cut FOUR (4) 1 3/4″ squares. (These will be paired with the Orange 1 3/4″ squares, to create the Nine-Patch as well as the Square in a Square, needed for the center of this quilt block.)**Yellow:**Cut EIGHT (8) 2″ squares. (These will be paired with the Orange 2″ squares, to create the Four-Patch squares, for the four corners needed for this quilt block.)**Yellow:**Cut FOUR (4) 2″ x 3 1/2″ strips. (These will be flanked, on the left and right sides, by the results of the Yellow 2 1/4″ squares as is needed for this quilt block.)**Yellow:**Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares. Then cut the squares diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles per square. (These will flank the Yellow 2″ x 3 1/2″ strips as is needed for this quilt block.)**Orange:**Cut FIVE (5) 1 3/4″ squares. (These will be paired with the Yellow 1 3/4″ squares, to create the Nine-Patch as well as the Square in a Square, needed for the center of this quilt block.)**Orange:**Cut EIGHT (8) 2″ squares. (These will be paired with the Yellow 2″ squares, to create the Four-Patch squares, for the four corners needed for this quilt block.)**Orange:**Cut ONE (1) 4 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. You will end up with FOUR (4) triangles per square. (These will flank the Yellow 2″ x 3 1/2″ strips as is needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut TWO (2) 3 3/4″ squares. Then cut the squares diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles per square. (These triangles will flank the Nine-Patch in the center of the quilt to create the Square in a Square needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 3 3/4″ squares. Then cut the squares diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles per square. (These will flank either the left or the right of the Four-Patch corners needed for this quilt block.)

**Pieced Star Quilt Block Diagram
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**Pieced Star Quilt
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**If you make TWELVE (12) “Pieced Star Quilt Blocks,” you will end up with the quilt top pictured above. The size will be 36″ x 48″ finished, 36 1/2″ x 48 1/2″ unfinished.**

**Pieced Star Variation Quilt Block
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**Cutting Requirements for 12″ finished block** (scant 1/4″ seam allowance):

**Blue:**Cut FIVE (5) 1 3/4″ squares. (These will be paired with the Green 1 3/4″ squares, to create the Nine-Patch as well as the Square in a Square, needed for the center of this quilt block.)**Blue:**Cut FOUR (4) 3 1/2″ squares. (These will be the FOUR (4) corners of this quilt block.)**Blue:**Cut ONE (1) 4 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. You will end up with FOUR (4) triangles per square. (These will flank the Green 2″ x 3 1/2″ strips as is needed for this quilt block.)**Green:**Cut FOUR (4) 1 3/4″ squares. (These will be paired with the Blue 1 3/4″ squares, to create the Nine-Patch as well as the Square in a Square, needed for the center of this quilt block.)**Green:**Cut FOUR (4) 2″ x 3 1/2″ strips. (These will be flanked, on the left and right sides, by the results of the Green 2 1/4″ squares as is needed for this quilt block.)**Green:**Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares. Then cut the squares diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles per square. (These will flank the Green 2″ x 3 1/2″ strips as is needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut TWO (2) 3 3/4″ squares. Then cut the squares diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles per square. (These triangles will flank the Nine-Patch in the center of the quilt to create the Square in a Square needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 3 3/4″ squares. Then cut the squares diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles per square. (These will flank either the left or the right of the Blue 3 1/2″ squares in the FOUR (4) corners needed for this quilt block.)

**Pieced Star Variation Quilt Block Diagram
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**Pieced Star Variation Quilt
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**If you make TWELVE (12) “Pieced Star Variation Quilt Blocks,” you will end up with the quilt top pictured above. The size will be 36″ x 48″ finished, 36 1/2″ x 48 1/2″ unfinished.**

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