Jun 24, 2011

Free Pattern "Scrappy Framed Stars"

Another idea on how to use up your stash of scraps. A simple Ohio Star framed in different colors.

Block measures 8" x 8" finished.
For each block cut:
Corner squares "A" (4) 2-1/2" squares of different colors.
Flying Geese unit "B" (4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles of different colors.
From white fabric cut:
Star points "C" (8) 2-1/2" squares.
Center of star "D" (1) 4-1/2" square.

Flying Geese units. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the (8) "C" squares. Place a marked "C" square on one end of a "B" rectangle, right sides together. Sew on the line.
Fold the bottom left corner of the "C" square back over the seam toward the top right corner and press. Cut the center layer of fabric in the corner off leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.

With right sides facing place a marked "C" square on the opposite side of the rectangle. Sew on the line. Fold back over the seam, press and cut center layer away as previously instructed.
The finished unit should look like the diagram below.

Using the remaining "B" and "C" pieces make three more Flying Geese units.
Rows 1 and 2: Sew an "A" square on opposite sides of a Flying Geese unit. Press seams toward the "A" squares. Repeat one more time.

Center row: Sew a Flying Geese unit to opposite sides of the "D" square. Press seams toward the "D" square.
Using the diagram below as a guide sew the rows together. Press seams to one side.

Below are finished projects using the Scrappy Framed Star blocks.

For the table runner I recommend using 12" square blocks and maybe adding a border.
For a finished 12" square block cut:
Corner squares "A" (4) 3-1/2" squares of different colors.
Flying Geese unit "B" (4) 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles of different colors.
From white fabric cut:
Star points "C" (8) 3-1/2" squares.
Center of star "D" (1) 6-1/2" square.

I wonder what these blocks would look like on the diagonal?
Happy stitching and once again thanks for visiting.


  1. I like the idea of this scrappy framed stars- never thought of making the star points in different colors to use up my stash. Thanks.

  2. This is one of my favorite blocks. I really like the idea of a scrappy background. I'd never thought to do that either.

  3. This is a fun one to do. Would love to see pictures if you decide to make the pattern. My email address is jaybeehive@yahoo.com.
    Thanks for the comments and visiting my blog.