The Friendship Star block is such a simple, but meaningful block. Piece and Plenty calls upon our members to create friendship star blocks for our members who are moving away, getting married, or having a baby (participation is always strictly voluntary).
Members should always sign their blocks on the front!
Piece and Plenty guild blocks should be 9 1/2 inches UNFINISHED
Here is a good tutorial on how to make the Friendship Star block.
Note that the cutting directions are for a 6” finished block, so scroll all the way down for the measurements for a 9” finished block.
You will need to cut the following:
- FOUR 3 1/2” squares (for corners)
- TWO 3 7/8” squares (for half-square triangles). I usually don’t mess with that pesky 7/8” business! I cut 4” squares instead, then after the half-square triangles are made, I trim them to exactly 3 1/2” square.
- Star fabric:
- ONE 3 1/2” square (for center)
- TWO 3 7/8” squares (for half-square triangles). **Try cutting 4” squares and trim after sewing.**