|Block 45 - St. Louis Star
This week’s Patchsmith Sampler block is a traditional block dating back to the 1930s. It requires some careful matching of points but this is easily achieved by following the pressing instructions in the block pattern.
And, as a bonus, you can stitch this block together in a slightly different order to create a St. Louis Cross.
|St. Louis Cross is a rejig of Block 46 - St Louis Star
To make a St Louis Cross follow the pattern but at Step 3 place a marked (E) background square onto the top left-hand corner as shown (make four):
And at Step 4 place a marked (E) background square onto the top right-hand corner as shown (make four):
Then, at Step 5 of the pattern stitch the units together as shown to create four St Louis Cross 'points' sections. Complete the block pattern.
An extra block - what a bonus! I look forward to seeing any blocks you make over on Instagram (#block45stlouisstar) or in the Flickr group. We are nearing the end of our journey together. I am still waiting for my quilt to come back from the longarm quilter but it shouldn't be much longer.
Until next week ......