This is one of those blocks that gives the impression of curves where there’re none. I chose to make it with paper piecing because it’s just easy. It’s also a good block to learn foundation piecing with.
When you cut the fabric pieces, cut them at least 1/2″ larger than the triangle including the seam allowances.
How to make a Morning star block
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What can you do with this block?
You can make this quilt!
A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.
You can choose which technique to use in making it.
Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.
Have a look at the quilt in this short video:
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“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
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