It’s a Classic Kinda Day: Jinx Star

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Good morning!

I hope you are having as much fun with my Classics as I am. This week I am going to make Jinx Star.

Like a few of my other Classics, Jinx Star was one of the original blocks from a quilt I made years ago.


You will need the following templates to make Jinx Star.


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.

Jinx Star Block 1

Following the hand piecing instructions take the 4-B pieces and sew to piece A as shown in the diagram.diagrams-02
Note: Sew the pieces around the centre A piece with one continuous thread.
Finger press the seams.
Sew the 4 remaining A pieces around the outside of the block using one continuous thread.


Press carefully.

Sew pieces D and C around the outside of the block using one continuous thread as shown in the diagram.


Finger press the seams.
The block should now measure 12½” square and look like this once complete.

I had fun experimenting with different fabrics for this block and created this version.

Jinx Star Block 2

I encourage you all to do the same and experiment with different fabrics and layouts. Here are are a few basic layouts you can try.



Remember to share your creations using the #suedaleyclassics hashtag on social media so I can see! I always love seeing your work.

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