This week’s Classic block is The Arkansas Star.
To create The Arkansas Star block you will need the following templates.
The template kits for all my Classics are available through Sue Daley stockists and can be bought directly through Patchwork With Busyfingers. This block should measure 12½” when pieced together (12″ finished).
Many of these blocks can be machine or hand-pieced, depending on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable with. I personally prefer to hand-piece these blocks.
Following the hand piecing instructions take the 8-B pieces and sew to piece A as shown in the diagram.
Note: Sew the pieces around the centre A piece with one continuous thread.
Finger press the seams.
Sew pieces C and D around the outside of the block using one continuous thread.
The block should now measure 12½” square and should look like this once complete.
You can experiment with different fabric placement to change the look of this block. Here I made an alternative design using basics and a Sundance print.
Here are a few basic layouts you can try.
I’d love to see if you’ve got any blocks in progress or complete. Remember to use the #suedaleyclassics hashtag when posting on social media so I can see your work!