Spinning Star quilt block 2 of them

Spinning Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Spinning Star quilt block tutorial

Spinning Star Quilt Block Tutorial

The Spinning Star quilt block is made from a combination of quarter-square triangles, half-square triangles and squares, have you ever made one?

It is a very easy block to make and can be used in so many ways.

I dug into my Island Batik Ambassador scraps and pulled out some red, white & blue batiks.

Directions to make one 12.5″ block

Step 1 – Cutting :

  • White fabric: Cut four 4 ½″ squares
  • White fabric: Cut one 5 ¼” square – cut it diagonally twice to make 4 quarter square triangles
  • Blue fabric: Cut one 4 ½″ square
  • Blue: Cut one 5 ¼″ square – cut it diagonally twice to make 4 quarter square triangles
  • Red fabric: Cut two 4 7/8″″ squares – cut each in half diagonally to make a total of 4 half square triangles

Sew with a ¼” seam allowance

You can also the 8″ AccuQuilt GO! Qube die set which has all of the shapes for this block.

This is a basic 9 patch quilt block and is simple to make.

Block Assembly:

Spinning star quilt block sewing the HSTs

Step 1:
Piece your white and blue quarter square triangles together as shown, press to the dark quarter square triangle.

Spinning star quilt block sewing the HSTs and Quarter Square Triangles
Spinning star quilt block sewing the HSTs and Quarter Square sew 4
Spinning star quilt block lay out block pieces
Spinning star quilt block lay out block rows

Step 2:
Pair the quarter square sections with the red half square triangles, piece and press toward the red half square triangle.
The Spinning Star quilt block uses 4 of these which should each measure 4 ½” square.

Step 3:
Layout your pieces as shown below.
Sew the pieces together in rows.

Spinning star quilt block finished

You now have a beautiful Spinning Star quilt block! 

Get the cutting directions for this block in 6 sizes in a printable PDF.

Spinning star 3 inch quilt blocks

A long time ago I made this Stars Along the river table topper out of 3-inch Spinning Star blocks and never wrote up a pattern for it. If you like it let me know and I’ll work on it.

Spinning Star quilt block 2 of them

Make as many of the spinning star quilt blocks as you like. I have made 2 and will make a small table runner that will be perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day. Hopefully, I’ll get it quilted today and show it to you tomorrow.

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You may have noticed that my Spinning Star quilt block pieces were cut with my AccuQuilt GO! cutter. I also used the 8″ AccuQuilt GO! Qube die set which has all of the shapes for this block. It takes no time at all to cut out your fabric using this method.

Spinning Star quilt block tutorial and tablerunner
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Hi, I’m Connie Kresin Campbell, the quilter, writer, and photographer behind Freemotion By the River. I enjoy inspiring others with my quilt tutorials and patterns.

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13 Comments

  1. Hi Connie , Greetings from Bonnie Scotland thank you so much for the lovely patterns you share with us they are fab also a big thank you for all the helpful tips that us beginners are so grateful for

  2. Hello Connie; I am so appreciative of your Spinning Star tutorial, Connie. It took me a lot of years before I attempted the HST and even longer with the Quarter Square Triangle. Yet, I need to make a few and am putting it off. With your tutorial, I know I can do them today! Especially, since I can make a lovely table topper for the Fourth of July. My Mother will really like it. Plus, I would be thrilled if you wrote up a pattern for the Stars Along the River Table Topper. I think it is lovely and would be so fun to make! Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous talents! Have a great day!

  3. Thank you Connie. You are such a sweetheart to share your knowledge with us. I would be interested in different sizes of this block “Spinning Stars”. Oh and Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

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