Thanksgiving Star is a unique variation on the classic Maltese cross design. For this simple 12-inch finished size block, paper piece four of the 6-inch sections and assemble them as shown. Take care in choosing your colors to enhance the folded star effect — two shades of gold and two shades of red have been used here.
Download the PDF ThanksgivingStar quilt block pattern.
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The dictionary defines arabesque as “a complex and ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometrical figures.” It’s a fitting name for this paper piecing pattern. Continue reading
Design-wise, Poinsettia Star is very similar to my Circle of Geese block — the different effect results essentially from how the colors are placed. And despite the name, this block is not limited to winter holiday projects, as shown in the variations shown below:
A lap quilt, using Flying Geese sashing blocks and muted, but traditional holiday colors:
Download the free PDF PoinsettiaStar quilt block pattern.