Baby Star Quilt Block

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The Baby Star quilt block is easily made with half square triangles and squares. I made it in a 8-inch size and also a 12-inch size.

Baby Star Quilt Block

This is a simple classic Mosaic type quilt block that can be made in different sizes. I did not include yardage as I used scraps.

Baby Star quilt blocks in two sizes

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8-inch Baby Star Quilt Block

Cut the following pieces for the 8-inch baby star quilt block.

  • 4 – 2½-inch white squares
  • 4 – 2-7/8 inch squares white batik squares
  • 4 – 2-7/8 inch squares medium batik squares
  • 4 – 2-7/8 inch squares dark batik squares
Half square triangles and squares for the block

Easy Half Square Triangle for 8-inch Block

This is the cutting for a 8-inch Baby Star quilt block. Here is a simple way to make your half square triangle blocks.

  • Make (2) with a white and medium print
  • Make (2) with a white and dark print
  • Make (2) with a medium and dark print
Making the half square triangle blocks

Lay Out Your Pieces

Here is how you will lay out the pieces to make the baby star quilt block. Sew with a 1/4-inch seam allowance and press to the darker fabric.

Piecing the quilt block together

12-inch Baby Star Quilt Block

If you are looking to make a quilt faster, then 12-inch blocks are good to use.

12 inch baby star quilt block

Easy Half Square Triangles for 12-inch Block

This is the cutting for a 12-inch Baby Star quilt block. Here is a simple way to make your half square triangle blocks.

Cut the following pieces for the 12-inch baby star quilt block.

  • 4 – 3½-inch white squares
  • 4 – 3-7/8 inch squares white batik squares
  • 4 – 3-7/8 inch squares medium batik squares
  • 4 – 3-7/8 inch squares dark batik squares
  • Make (2) with a white and medium print
  • Make (2) with a white and dark print
  • Make (2) with a medium and dark print
Make half square triangles for 12 inch block

Using AccuQuilt Dies

I decided to pull out my AccuQuilt dies to make this block. The way you cut the pieces is different as you will cut each half square triangle piece separately. For the 12-inch blocks, I used the 12-inch Mix & Match Qube set. If you are making the 8-inch blocks, you would use the 8-inch Mix & Match Qube set.

Using my AccuQuilt cutter to cut the pieces of the quilt block

12-inch Pieces for the Block

I like to layout the pieces next to my sewing machine and then sew the rows together. Sew with a 1/4-inch seam allowance and press to the darker fabric.

Half square triangle blocks sewn together

Continue Piecing

Continue sewing the pieces together for the Baby Star quilt block.

sewing the blocks for the baby star quilt block

Rows of the Baby Star Quilt Block

Finally sew the rows together.

Baby star quilt block rows

Baby Star Quilt Block

This is a simple classic Mosaic type quilt block that can be made in different sizes.

12 inch baby star quilt block

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Baby Star Quilt

This is a sample of what a baby quilt could look like. I am planning on making one soon.

Sample of baby quilt

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11 Comments

  1. Kathleen McCormick says:

    That is a pretty block and a good one to remember. I am trying to be ruthless about cutting up my scraps and this block is a good one to remember !

  2. Charlotte and Ron Madison says:

    Do you have a pattern for a complete quilt using this square?

  3. Love these! They LOOK so complecated and when you break them down they are so easy and look like I could get one done in days – not months! Still need 2 more baby quilts! Thanks! Hope your “quilt tester” is enjoying this weather! Thanks!

  4. That layout is fabulous and so modern! I really appreciate the great tutorials and hints you give us.

  5. I really like that quilt! I hope y’all & Rusty are doing well!

  6. Those blocks are really pretty Connie!!

  7. Robyn Lidstone - Australia says:

    Lovely blocks for baby quilts and so versatile for other projects. The larger ones could also make a stunning bed quilt and pillows.
    Enjoy the Spring weather that will soon make your gardening so enjoyable.
    Thanks Connie

  8. What a versatile block! I love the way the stars pop.

  9. Those look really pretty and will make a fabulous quilt. The layout with the squares between the stars makes the stars really pop.

  10. very pretty unusual blocks

  11. Melodie Gingras says:

    Such a beautiful quilt for any baby. They’d be a lucky little one to have it!