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

**Star Cross Quilt Block**

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

**Light Pink:**Cut FOUR (4) 2 3/4″ squares. (These will be flanked by the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares, which will create FOUR (4) Square in a Square’s, as needed for this quilt block.)**Light Blue:**Cut FOUR (4) 4″ squares. (These will flank on TWO (2) sides, the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares, as needed for this quilt block.)**Salmon:**Cut ONE (1) 2 3/4″ square. (This will be used to create a Square in a Square it is also the center of this quilt block.)**Salmon:**Cut FOUR (4) 2″ squares. (These will be flanked on all FOUR (4) sides by the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares as needed for this quilt block.)**Salmon:**Cut TWO (2) 2 1/2″ 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 ONE (1) side of each of the White 3″ squares as needed for this quilt block.)**Salmon:**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. (These will be flank TWO (2) sides of the White 3″ squares as needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 2″ squares. (These will be flanked, on TWO (2) sides by the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares. They will also be the FOUR (4) corners of this quilt block.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 2 3/4″ squares. (These will flank on all FOUR (4) sides the Salmon 3″ square as needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut EIGHT (8) 2 1/2″ 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 Pink 3″ squares, which will create FOUR (4) Square in a Square’s, as needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut EIGHT (8) 2 1/2″ 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 Salmon 2″ squares on all FOUR (4) sides as needed for this quilt block.)

**Star Cross Quilt Block Diagram
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**Star Cross Quilt
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**If you make TWELVE (12) “Star Cross 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.**

**Star Cross Variation Quilt Block**

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

**Turquoise:**Cut ONE (1) 2 1/2″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles. (These will be paired with the White 2 1/2″ squares, to create a Quarter-Square Triangle. This will also be the center of this quilt block.)**Turquoise:**Cut FOUR (4) 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 on TWO (2) sides the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares as needed for this quilt block.)**Green:**Cut FOUR (4) 2 3/4″ squares. (These will be flanked by the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares, which will create FOUR (4) Square in a Square’s, as needed for this quilt block.)**Green:**Cut FOUR (4) 2 3/4″ squares. (These will flank on all FOUR (4) sides the Quarter-Square Triangle, which will also be the center of this quilt block.)**Light Gray:**Cut FOUR (4) 2″ squares. (These will be flanked on all FOUR (4) sides by the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares as needed for this quilt block.)**Light Gray:**Cut TWO (2) 2 1/2″ 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 ONE (1) side of the Green 2 3/4″ square as needed for this quilt block.)**Light Gray:**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. (These will flank on TWO (2) sides the Green 2 3/4″ square as needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 2″ squares. (These will be flanked on TWO (2) sides by the results of the White 2 1/2″ squares. They will also be the FOUR (4) corners of this quilt block.)**White:**Cut FOUR (4) 2 3/4″ squares. (These will flank on all FOUR (4) sides the Quarter-Square Triangle as needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut EIGHT (8) 2 1/2″ 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 3″ squares, which will create FOUR (4) Square in a Square’s, as needed for this quilt block.)**White:**Cut EIGHT (8) 2 1/2″ 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 Light Gray 2″ squares on all FOUR (4) sides as needed for this quilt block.)

**Star Cross Variation Quilt Block Diagram
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**Star Cross Variation Quilt
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**If you make TWELVE (12) “Star Cross 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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