Starry Night Block 3 | Dreamy Star

Dreamy Star in the Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month

Hi, I’m Heather from The Sewing Loft. Normally, you can find me stitching up a storm and sharing easy tips to help improve your everyday sewing but today, I’m excited to be stitching with you!

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.

Remember, the Starry Night Quilt Sampler was designed to showcase traditional quilt blocks with a modern twist and I am so excited to see your quilt blocks come together.

Starry Night Sampler Quilt Layout

Today’s block is a the dreamy star. When finished it will measures 6″ and for our quilt, you will need to make 2. Okay, let’s take a look and get started.

If you are just joining us, be sure to click here for the material list and first block. Don’t worry about being behind, you can jump in at anytime.

Click here to download printable instructions and pattern.

Starry Night Dreamy Star Block 3

Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut 2 Lawn Polka Dot rectangles 6 1/2″ x 2″
  • Cut 2 Lawn Polka Dot rectangles 3 1/2″ x 2″
  • Cut 2 Iris Polka Dot squares 2 3/8″
  • Cut 2 Solid White squares 2 3/8″

**Cutting instructions yield 2 blocks.

Dreamy Star Cutting Instructions

Sewing Assembly: 

  1. Following color key, place 2 3/8″ squares right sides together; draw a line from corner to opposite corner and stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance away from seam; repeat on opposite side. Cut along the drawn line; press open to create 2 half square triangles. Trim each square to a 2″ square. Repeat to create 8 finished units. Dreamy Star in the Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month
  2. Alternate and turn square sections to create pattern; join 2 squares together to create a strip using 1/4″ seam allowance. Join each strip together to create a 2 block strip. Make 4. Dreamy Star in the Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month
  3. Join each strip together to create 3 1/2″ square. Make 2. Dreamy Star in the Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month
  4. Arrange and stitch balance of rectangles to create a finished 6″ block. (6 1/2″ unfinished).

Remember, you will need 2 Dreamy Star blocks to complete the Starry Night Quilt Sampler.

And for my friends just starting out with Half Square Triangles, I have a put together some great tips to help you keep everything lined up perfectly. You can see them here.

Well, that’s it for now. Don’t forget that I’ll be back next month with a next 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 how your blocks are coming along!

Be sure to share a few pictures of your block and tag me along because at the end, you’ll have a cozy lap size quilt to snuggle under and watch tv or read your favorite book.

6 thoughts on “Starry Night Block 3 | Dreamy Star”

  1. Rosana S. C. Visintainer says:

    Hi! Looking the quilt image, It’ seems block 3 it’s a 6″ finished block, not 9″. Am I right?

    1. Hello Rosana,
      I’m so glad to have you sewing along. You are correct. Block 3 is a 6″ finished block and 2 are needed to complete the quilt. I look forward to seeing your finished quilt and hope that you share a few pictures along the way.
      ~Heather

      1. Rosana S. C. Visintainer says:

        Hi Heather! Thank YOU for sharing your time and your work with us. I love you creations (Aurifil block 01 is adorable) and follow you on FB and your blog. But, oh… I don’t know how to share photos… shame on me! Can you tell me how to do it?

        1. Feel free to share them on either Fairfield World’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldWorld or The Sewing Loft page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingLoftFB by just posting to the wall with an image. We would love to see them.
          ~Heather

  2. Yevone says:

    This site has wonderful ideas and projects but so full of ads and no way to download directions it’s just not worth it. How sad.

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Hi Yevone,

      There are no ads on our site, so I am curious as to what you see that looks like an advertisement. The directions are written on each page and there are downloadable PDFs. Generally it says something like ” Click here to download printable instructions and pattern.” Is there something in particular that I can send you? Our goal is to make it as easy for you as possible.

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