Our tutorial for this week is the Half Star Flower Block. This can be done using several different methods, but this one keeps the star points from being divided into square and half square triangles. It only take two pieces of fabric with enough contrast to make the design show up.
Draw a line from corner to corner (diagonally) on the back side of 2 of the background squares. Lay them, right sides facing, on the ends of the rectangles with the drawn lines at opposite angles–pictured below.
We know there are many other ways to make this block. Especially using squares and half square triangles, but that creates extra seams and the prints running different directions. Sometimes it’s nice to set blocks using the more traditional methods. Setting the square block into the “v” may take a little practice, but it gives the points a nice crisp look.