Kansas Star - Block of the Month June 2016

This month we are doing the Kansas Star block.  I knew there was a block out there named Kansas Star, what I failed to remember was Kansas City Star was a huge producer of quilt block patterns.  It took a while to finally find a picture of the real historical Kansas Star quilt block so we could do it.  The plus side is I did find an old quilt block that my grandma had made, goofed, lost the pattern and never fixed it.  She turned it into a pillow and it was a sad day when it finally fell apart.  She laughed, I cried, and the pillow went to the trash.  I have it again though, Missouri State had it in their library and I got a copy.  Just like our block of the month I won't be cutting out all those templates.

kansas star quilt block


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This is a really easy block to do.  What I really wanted to do with this block was show how to use those really cute whimsical fabrics in grown up blocks.  Those fabrics don't have to be used just in kid quilts.  As adults there is nothing that says we can't use fabric that make us smile.  I smile when I see the pigs running in a field or those goofy little sheep faces looking at me.  I don't think the block looks childish at all.



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Fabric Needed and Cutting

You need three fabrics to make this either 3 fat quarters or 3 quarter yard cuts.

Fabric A - Barnyard Boogie Sheep Cut 5 squares 4 5/8 inches and 3 squares 3 7/8 inches
Fabric B- Flip The Pig Cut 12 squares 3 7/8 inches
Fabric C - Clouds Cut 4 squares 4 5/8 inches and 2 square 3 7/8 inches
Cut all 3 7/8 inch squares in half on the diagonal.



Sewing Diagrams

Make 4 -
 





Make 1 -

Row Layout



kansas star quilt block
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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

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