Rolling Stars is one of the quilt blocks that was designed for the Scrap Happy Sampler quilt. Like the other blocks in the sampler, it finishes at 12" x 12".
Quick piecing methods will help you assemble Goshen Star blocks quickly and easily, and I've included two options for the Flying Geese units that are used to make star tips.
Rolling Stars Quilt Block Pattern
The pattern for this version of the Ohio Star quilt block was originally published for a Quilting Forum event, and was assembled using either pink or orange stars sewn against a white-on-white background. The color combo is fantastic, but you can sew it any way you like, just sub your favorite colors for the originals. Ohio Star is a traditional quilt block that's easy to make, especially when you use our quick-piecing methods to assemble its components.
Blocks by Kathi and Kate
Star Crossed Nine Patch is made from just two quilt blocks, a pinwheel and a nine patch. Each block is 'expanded' a bit by surrounding it with no-waste Flying Geese. Geese point in different directions from block to block, and the switch adds a diagonal secondary pattern -- geese are the elements that allow stars to emerge.
Choose fabrics in colors and contrasts similar to mine, or change the focus entirely by playing around with both of those elements. The quilt finishes at about 60" x 84". Add borders to increase its size.
Any quilt can be turned into a scrap quilt.
If you're using a pattern for a color-controlled quilt, sure, you'll need to alter the instructions just a bit. But that's not difficult, even if the project is quick pieced or strip pieced. For strip pieced components, simply make more -- but shorter -- strip sets, and then cut the same number of required segments. The duplications won't be noticeable in the finished quilt, especially if it's a large quilt.
But some patterns are scrap quilt naturals, and those are the guys I've pointed out in my scrap quilt patterns article, along with advice to help you identify additional selections. If you're into scrap quilts, take a look at the suggestions, but think of them as a starting point, not a rigid set of choices.
Patterns that Are Perfect for Scrap Quilts
Cracker Quilt Blocks by Beatrice