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Star Block 1 – Summer Solar Eclipse

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Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Block #1

Materials Needed:


8– 2″ X 2″

4– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ corner squares

1– 7 1/2″ X 7 1/2″

Contrast lights:

8– 2″ X 2″

1– 9″ X 9″

Block #1 instructions~

1- Sew a light square and a dark square together- continue to sew pairs until they are gone

2- Sew the pairs into 4 patch blocks

3- Sew two 4 patch blocks together for one row- repeat for second row

4- Sew your two rows together to make a 16 patch center

5- Trim to 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ if needed

Block #1 outer points~

You can find a full video tutorial on this process here.

1- Lay right sides together, the smaller square on top of the larger square

2- Draw a line from corner to corner diagonally- on the wrong side

3- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4″ seam

4- Cut on the drawn line

5- Iron

6- Lay them together again- right sides facing with the darks opposite of each other

*DO NOT line up the center seam.  You will be lining up the OUTSIDE edges only

7- Draw another line from corner to corner on the wrong side- the line will go right across that seam

8- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4″ seam

9- Cut on the drawn line

10- Iron well

11- Square up your flying geese to 3 1/2″ X 6 1/2″

12- Lay the block out and sew together the rows, then the rows to make the block

Here is the finished quilt~

Visit here– for all the steps in the Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along.

Block #1

Block #2

Block #3

Block #4

Block #5

Block #6

Block #7

Block #8

16 Half and half blocks

8 large half and half blocks

Center block


Quitling & binding

Summer solar eclipse quilt along - free to sew along! Love the dark and lights of the quilt.

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4 thoughts on “Star Block 1 – Summer Solar Eclipse

  1. Valerie

    Aside from cutting and pasting, is there a printable copy of the instructions?

  2. Kathy

    I was wondering the same, is there a pdf file ? Thanks

  3. Deb W

    Please, please add a pdf file to save and print! Love this quilt, having never made a low-volume quilt, I’m the colorful type, but this is quite beautiful and the more you look, the more you see1

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