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March 3, 2011

Star of Valor Block

Hey, y'all. BamaBee here.

Check out this block. I call it a "Star of Valor." I designed this 12 inch block using a pattern I modified from one that I saw on Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting. The star is a 12 inch lone star. The star is surrounded by squares and quarter-square triangles to finish the block. If you would like to know how to piece a block like this, check out the 1400 series of LOQ.

I chose red, white and blue fabric. The white fabric appears solid, but it actually has a tiny triangle pattern.

I hope to make this block this weekend. I will take photos and write down the directions as I go. I will post them along with a photo of the finished block.

Happy Quilting!


  1. How pretty! I can't wait to see it done up - I know I won't be able to resist doing one later, too. ;D

  2. I got the first row strip-pieced and cut. I hope to do the other two rows this week and join them this weekend. Then the hard part: joining the sections and then setting in the squares and 1/2 square triangles. I hope it turns out. If it does, I will post the photos I have taken and the notes I have made.

  3. It's an advanced block, complete with Y seams! (oh, unless the outer blue areas are split in two for easier construction.) It's going to be gorgeous.

    Have you done Y seams before? If not, you can find some terrific tutorials on YouTube for them. They're not as bad as people make them out to be once you get a feel going.