Quilt Along: Florence Star

It’s time for our fourth block – the Florence Star!  (Miss our earlier posts? You can find more information about the Milton Falls Star, Ohio Star, and Wedding Ring block.)

You will need two Florence Star blocks for the throw-sized quilt and one block for the baby-sized quilt.

If you’ve been following along in the Friendship Album: Forget-Me-Not story, you’ll know that Florence’s wedding didn’t go as planned. She has moved forward and is busy expanding her business offerings. (I really want to say more but I promised no spoilers!) Given the importance of Florence to our story, we needed a Florence block in our quilt. As it turns out I’d already named a block after Florence –  a few years ago, a friend and I hosted a hand piecing quilt-along and named five of the blocks after the characters in Friendship Album 1933.

This construction of this block uses basic units – flying geese for the outer star and half-square triangles for the center. If you are pressing seams to the side, pay attention to the pressing diagrams (look for the small arrows) so units nest during construction.

Ready to sew? Share photos of your Florence Star on Instagram and in the Quilt Fiction Facebook group and use tags #lovesmelovesmenotqal, #quiltfictionqal, and #storyguildqal. Add your blocks to our Loves Me, Loves Me Not gallery by emailing them to qal@quiltfiction.com.

Next Monday, March 13, we will start a catch-up week and open up our third sponsor giveaway. To be eligible, share a photo (or photos) of our two newest blocks – two Milton Falls Star blocks, two Florence Star blocks, or one of each – by March 20.

Colleen and Anne-Marie were the winners of our second giveaway – congratulations!

Don’t yet have the pattern? You can buy the pattern at the Quilt Fiction Shop.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or email qal@quiltfiction.com.