📹 A true beauty: LeMoyne Star quilt-block pattern (free how-to video)

LeMoyne Star quiltOh my stars—we have a new Star block video to share with you today!

The LeMoyne Star block is at the top of many a quiltmaker’s list of favorites. But when it comes to sewing, the block’s got a bad rap! Known for its diamond-shaped pieces and set-in seams, the design has acquired a reputation for being tricky to piece. But when you rethink the design like we’ve done in Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Star Blocks, you’ll start seeing stars in no time!

Take a look—if you’ve ever made two-at-a-time half-square triangles, you’re already on your way to making LeMoyne Star blocks:


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This Ties That Bind quilt by Janet Rae Nesbitt makes beautiful use of the simplified version of the LeMoyne Star block:

Ties That Bind quilt
Ties That Bind from
Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Star Blocks

This medallion-style quilt from Country Threads also uses the easier version:

President's Pride quilt
President’s Pride from
Civil War Remembered

Of course, the traditional way of sewing the block contains a lot of star power too!

Mocha Stars quilt
Mocha Stars by Kim Diehl from
Simple Comforts

Buckwheat Star quilt
Buckwheat Star by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene from
Civil War Remembered

Did you miss our video on how to make Sawtooth Star blocks? Click here to go to that post.

You might also like these other fun books in the “Block-Buster” series:

Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine Patches Block-Buster Quilts: I Love House Blocks Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Churn Dashes

What’s your favorite Star block to sew: LeMoyne, Sawtooth, Kansas, Missouri, Amish, Ohio? Tell us in the comments!


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