# Circle of Wonky Stars Tutorial

Original post is here.

I was asked a couple times from various people for more details and instead of mailing everyone individually I decided to just write a post about it. The size of the block is 10 1/2″ by 10 1/2″. So it would be 10″ sewed. For an idea about how big the stars are, the centers are 1″. The tutorial that Lula Dahl gave us for the wonky stars was here. Note: I did not use half triangles when sewing on the points I just used squares. It works the same. Her way saves fabric, mine saved time

First when making my designs I always start with graph paper. I love graph paper. In college I took a sociology class,the teacher was really boring, so I would doodle on graph paper during his lectures

Please ignore all the miss spelled words. I am the worse speller ever!

After drawing my design I then figure out the measurements for all the pieces and write it down. When making the initial design I make sure I assign a measurement to one square. In this one it was one square equals 1/2″. I normally like to do one square equals 1/4″ but it would not fit on one sheet of paper.

Here are the pieces you will need to make the square:

Background color

16 – 1 1/2″ x 1″ for the rectangle background pieces

32 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ for the point background

1 – 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for the background center

4 – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the background corners

8 – 1 1/2″ x 3″ for the border background rectangles.

Stars

You will need 8 different colors. You will need from each color:

9 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ for a total of 72 squares

Ignore the fabric on the far left that was for the other block

Now for the piecing.

1. Make all the points for the stars like in the tutorial. You will have four completed squares for each color for a total of 64 squares.

2. Lay all pieces out so you can stay organized.

3. Sew the pieces in red together first.

4. Now sew these pieces in red together.

5. Now sew the pieces together in each color group.

6. Now sew dark blue to light blue, then add the green chunks. Then add to that the yellow chunks. All that is left is to sew the red chunks on and now you are done!

I hope this makes since. If not please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Also, if you make this block let me know. I would love to see it!

If you would like to make this block but do not feel like making a big project, you can copy Emedoodle at Mommy’s Nap Time. She made this beautiful pillow using this tutorial.

Filed under: Snip.Sew.Send - 6-09 to 6-10, Tutorials

1. Anne says:

Yippee! Thank you SO much. Do you mind if I link to it and put a picture of your block on my blog?

I agree with you that a whole quilt out of this would be so amazing!

2. Kris says:

I love this block!! Thanks for the tutorial!

3. Rebecca says:

You are amazing!

4. Robin says:

Very cool! It’s fun to get a peek at your design process.

5. this is such a lovely block, i think i am going to try it today
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Claudia

6. Jo says:

I love this especially with the polka dots. THank you so much

7. Amanda says:

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I made some wonky stars for a doll quilt this year and knew I wanted to do something else with them and your block idea was perfect!

8. Emily says:

Thanks for adding my link! And thanks again for the tutorial – amazing!

9. Kelly in Chicago says:

I love this block and I’m amazed by the teensy scale! I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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