Starry Night block 9 | Four Corners

Starry Night Quilt Sampler Block 9 Art

Hello, Hello My Stitching Friends!

Heather here from The Sewing Loft back for our monthly sit & sew session. Are you ready for block 9? We are down to the last 2 blocks of the series so if you need before you know it will be getting to that special part of “magic in the middle”!! I can hardly wait. To get started you will need a few basic sewing supplies and materials. To make it easy, I have created a printable download that you can get here. These additional tools will be helpful in creating your quilt. standard sewing machine iron/ironing board rotary cuter, quilting ruler and self healing mat are helpful *Note the white fabric is mixed in throughout the quilt blocks and also used as the borders & sashing. Backing fabric is not included on the supply list. The Starry Night Quilt finishes 45″ x 54″. The first block we are creating is called a 9 patch. Not only is the 9 patch quilt block a very basic block but it can help your build your skills in so many ways. It allows you to practice your stitching lines, seam alignment and nesting. This is one of those blocks you want to master! In the Starry Night Quilt, we are taking the standard 9 patch a step further by mixing things up with an extra color stripe in each section. Let’s take a look.

I’m not sure about you but now is about the time in my sewing projects when I get excited to hit the gas and finish things up. I’m not sure what it is but once that feeling of almost there kicks in, I want to stay up late, crank up the tunes and stitch the night away!

Block 9 – Four Corners

Starry Night Sampler Quilt Layout

Block 9 is the Four Corners quilt block. Not only is this block super easy to make but it’s made from our scraps!! Remember in block 7 Split Geese,  I mentioned saving your scraps? Well, this block is the reason why!

For those of you just joining the fun be sure to check out the full supply list and materials list before starting. To make it easy, I have created a printable download that you can get here.

Now, let’s take a look at today’s block 9, Four Corners, and get started.Starry Night Quilt Sampler Block 9 Art


Cutting Instructions for Four Corners:

  • Cut 6 White 4″ Squares sub cut into 12 triangles (a)
  • Cut 6 Black Polka Dot 4″ Squares sub cut into 12 triangles (b)
  • 24 leftover triangle pieces from block 7

**Cutting instructions yields 3 blocks.


Sewing Assembly for Four Corners:

You will notice that the sewing is fairly simple on this block. The main focus is matching our corners.

  1. Sewing with a 1/4″ seam allowance join leftover pieced triangles from block 7 to (a) sub cut triangle right sides together; press. Repeat to opposite side and create 24 units that measure 3 1/2″ square.Starry Night Sampler Four Corners Sewing
  2. Sewing with a 1/4″ seam allowance join HST’s right sides together; press. Repeat create 12 units that measure 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.Starry Night Sampler Four Corners Sewing
  3. Join units together as diagram to create a 6″ x 12″ finished block (6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ including outer seam allowance). Repeat to make 3 blocks.Starry Night Sampler Four Corners Sewing

Like I mentioned, block 9 is super easy! For more easy tips to help you achieve block success I’ve put together a few of my favorite tips here.

Remember, you will need 3 finished Four Corners blocks to complete the Starry Night Quilt Sampler.

Well, that’s it for now. Don’t forget that I’ll be back next month with a last block in the Starry Night Quilt Block of the Month series. In the meantime, be sure to come find me on social media and share a few pictures of your finished block using #StarryNightQuilt as a tag, I want to see your blocks stitched together!

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10 thoughts on “Starry Night block 9 | Four Corners”

  1. Pamela Powers says:

    I looked at quilt picture and it shows 3 of these blocks so therefore there would not be enough of what we did in block 7 to make 3 of these sets

    1. Hello Pamela,
      You are correct. It was an error on my part and all has been updated. Thank you for the great iSpy!! If you have not already done so, please feel free to reprint the pdf with complete cutting and sewing instructions. You can find it here:

  2. Kim says:

    I cannot get any of the links to work. I’d like to print the pdf’s.

    1. Hello Kim,
      So sorry to hear that you are having trouble. While I am unsure of the exact issue, you could try to clear your cache. Also, here is a direct link to the printable pdf.

      1. Kim says:

        Computers! I do not know what the problem was but today it worked! Thank you so much!

  3. Phyllis Arnold says:

    I was going to ask the question also about the units and did mine from the original post so I already did the original printout which showed just 2 units and now don’t have enough of the leftovers to complete. What choice do I have now?

    1. Hello Phyllis,
      I am very sorry to hear that you are having issues with missing scrap leftovers. I caught and corrected the missing unit issue right away on the same day. Block 9 uses up every last scrap corner from block 7. So, you should still have a few floating around. If not, we will have to work together to make you one additional unit.

  4. Janet says:

    I did not see block 10 posted for October, did I miss something or is it not up yet? I have been checking every day since October 15 and would LOVE to keep going with my quilt. Thanks!

    1. Hello Janet,
      So happy to hear that you are stitching along with us. Block 9 Four Corners was released on October 15th. Our final block is Wyoming Valley and it will be released on November 15th. Then we will be wrapping up with assembly, sandwiching, quilting & binding. I can’t to see your finished quilt!

      1. Janet says:

        Ok! I can’t wait! I got block 9 sept 15 and thought block 10 would be out in October. Thanks for your prompt reply

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