Block Tutorial: Builder’s Star

Today, I’m sharing a tutorial with you for a block that is similar to a Carpenter’s Star:
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This block is 12.5″ square, so it will finish at 12″ square when sewn in a quilt.
For one block, you’ll need:
White
(16) squares 2″ x 2″
(12) rectangles 2″ x 3.5″
(1) square 4.75″ x 4.75″
Floral (center star)
(8) squares 2″ x 2″
(1) square 3.5″ x 3.5″
Purple Solid
(4) squares 3.5″ x 3.5″
(4) rectangles 2″ x 3.5″
(8) squares 2″ x 2″
Pink Print
(8) squares 2″ x 2″
(1) square 4.75″ x 4.75″
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Chevrons – Make 4
Each Chevron is composed of a pair of flying geese made with the white and purple fabrics.
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With your favorite marking tool, mark lines diagonally on the backs of 8 purple and 8 white 2″ x 2″ squares. You’ll also need 4 white rectangles and 4 purple rectangles.
To make the flying geese units, follow these instructions:
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Sew pairs of flying geese together. Press seams open.
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Star Points – Make 4
The Star Points are simply flying geese units with the white fabric and floral print. To make them, follow these instructions:
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As before, repeat steps on the other side with another floral print square to finish flying geese units.
You’re getting there!!
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Corner Units – Make 4
The corner units are made from a number of pieces. You will start with the 4.75″ x 4.75″ white square and 4.75″ x 4.75″ pink square.
With your favorite marking tool, mark lines as shown on the white square. Mark two lines diagonally, corner to corner, and two lines vertically/horizontally through the center of the square.
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Pin the white square to the pink square, right sides together. Sew 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal lines.
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Cut along the straight lines.
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Cut along the diagonal lines.
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Press open. You’ll now have 8 half-square-triangle units (HSTs).
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With your favorite marking tool, mark lines diagonally on 4 white 2″ x 2″ squares. Mark lines diagonally on the back of 8 pink squares. Then follow these instructions to create 4 square units:

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For final assembly of each corner unit, you’ll need (1) square unit, (2) HSTs, (1) white square 2″ x 2″, and (1) white rectangle 2″ x 3.5″.
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Sew the HSTs to the white background pieces. Then sew to the square units.
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Final Assembly
Sew the chevrons to the star points.
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Lay out the pieces as shown:
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Sew pieces together in rows, then sew rows together.
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Congratulations! You now have a beautiful Builder’s Star.
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