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About the Rolling Stars Quilt Block
Rolling Stars Quilt Block Pattern

Rolling Stars Quilt Block

Rolling Stars is the final quilt block pattern for the Scrap Happy Sampler quilt. Use it for any other project that requires 12" finished blocks.

I first saw this pretty quilt block within the quilt barn trails of Sac County, Iowa, on a barn built over 100 years ago. The barn has the unique history of always being owned by a woman... a perfect structure to hold a quilt.

A traditional design, the block has been known by several names over the years, depending on the variations used in its central patchwork. The block is easy to assemble using quick piecing techniques.

Finished block size: 12" x 12"

Cutting Charts

OPTION 1

The following cutting instructions assume you will use the rectangle and square quick piecing method to assemble the flying geese units used for star tips. See Option 2 if you prefer to use the no-waste method.

Light Background Fabric (I chose a paisley)

  • (2) 3-7/8” x 3-7/8” squares
  • (4) 3-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles
  • (1) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” square

Grass Green

  • (2) 3-7/8” x 3-7/8” squares

Vibrant Red

  • (8) 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” squares

  • (4) 2” x 2” squares

OPTION 2

Cutting Instructions for quilt blocks made with the No-Waste Flying Geese technique.

Light Background Fabric

  • (2) 3-7/8” x 3-7/8” squares
  • (1) 7-1/4" x 7-1/4" square
  • (1) 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" square

Grass Green

  • (2) 3-7/8” x 3-7/8” squares

Vibrant Red

  • (8) 3-7/8” x 3-7/8” squares

Sky Blue

  • (4) 2” x 2” squares

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