Wonky Star

First let me tell you I did not design, make up or have rights to this block!

This is just the way I make Wonky Stars!

Here we go...

All squares for this block will be cut 4 1/2 inch square for an un-finished 12 1/2 inch block.
9 1/2 un-finished cut squares 3 1/2
6 1/2 un-finished cut squares 2 1/2
3 1/2 inch un-finished cut squares 1 1/2

I picked white for the background, pink and green for the star points and candy dots for the middle.

You will need 8 (4 1/2 inch ) background (white) squares.

4 (4 1/2 inch) print squares for the star points. Since I am doing a two color star point, I will only need two of each of the prints.

and 1 (4 1/2) square for the center. I love to fussy cut this part but it can also be a solid or a print.

First take your star point fabrics and cut them in half. You will now have 8 triangles.

Set 4 white squares on your surface. Pick four of the print triangles, I have chosen the green first. Lay them on the white background (right sides together) as shown. I like to lay them in all different ways. Some high, some low, some more angled. Just make sure that when you sew them that they will reach a little over the white background square. Sew 1/4 inch along the long side of the triangle.

Now here is where I differ from other tutorials. I learned from the great Mary Ellen Hopkins (The It Is Ok If You Sit On My Quilt Book) of book and lecture fame to not cut off the background piece. This is the piece you will need when putting your squares together.

Flip the green over and iron.

Okey Doke, Next color, the pink. Angle these triangles (right side together) the other way, again be crazy here, overlap, or not, tilt or not, have fun, it will all add to the fun of this block.
Sew 1/4 inch flip, iron both sides.
Your blocks will look like this...

Here is where it is great to still have the background piece.
Flip them over and trim them to match the white 4 1/2 inch square.

The rest of this block is just like a 9-Patch.

Take a star point square and attach a white square on each side. You will do this twice.
Take the remaining star squares and attach them to you large fussy cut square.
You will now have these.


Match right sides together the top strip with the middle sew using a 1/4 inch seam.
Attach the bottom to the middle strip with a 1/4 seam and then press.



I love making these blocks and here are a few examples...

These were for Bees I was in......


You can make them all different sizes...

All one color.....

And I so enjoyed making theses with a pieced middle for another bee I was in...

I am going to stop here and hope that you enjoyed and understand my tutorial.

Now, go forth, make stars.

Why are you still here, ?

I mean it, go!!

Have fun!!