This seemed like a good star block to start our stellar exploration – it is a nice simple design to make but has a lot of possibilities – and the name is good too!
The basic block just requires two colours and here I have used blues.
But you can add a different colour to the centre
Or to the background.
You can download some brief instructions to make a 9 inch block here.
But what about the block in a quilt? The plain block alone is ok but might look better with a bit more colour added although the darker centre helps.
And adding another colour into the background can also make a difference
and if you turn alternate blocks around
But all these blues can get a bit so-so. What happens if we jazz things up a bit? The magic wand in EQ can show us. Notice how changing the emphasis of light, medium and dark can change the design – sometimes the stars disappear altogether, sometimes the centre squares are stand out and sometimes the swirl between the stars.
If we go back to the original star without the different colour centre – what happens then?
Included in the pattern download is a blank quilt for you to colour in. How many different ways can you find?