The basic Sawtooth Star is a very simple block – it has 4 Flying Geese units surrounding a large central square and four smaller squares in the corners.You can download the instructions to make a 12 inch block here.
There are many ways to colour it and the centre square is ideal for ‘fussy cutting’ a big print. (But this hasn’t shown up well in my picture from EQ – it looked fine on the drawing board!)
But that central square can be used in other ways. All those simple shapes and blocks we’ve looked at before could be put in there to make a completely different block.
Here’s a few, starting with 16-patch Sawtooth Star –
Then Frayed Sawtooth Star
then Sarah’s Choice
Add Half-Square Triangles instead of corner squares to make Mosaic 19 –
Put Quarter-Square Triangles in the centre of Mosaic 19 to make Star Puzzle –
Or you could put a small Sawtooth Star in the centre –
And what if you turned the Flying Geese units round? This block is called King’s Crown –
Putting Sawtooth Star alternately with King’s Crown makes a much more interesting quilt (I think!) than Sawtooth Star on its own –