📹 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!


26 Comments (leave a comment)

  • Stars are my favorite quilt block and I have 2 of the books mentioned. Loved the video.

    —debby on June 29, 2018
  • I just love log cabins. There is so many ways just from a slight change in measurements. House blocks are a close second.

    —Laura on June 29, 2018
  • I love star blocks! It is hard to choose a favorite. My favorite one to sew is the Sawtooth Star because it is so easy. I love the Ohio Star and of course the Lone Star.

    —Kay Menefee on June 29, 2018
  • The block I am currently sewing is my favourite block! It is always changing!

    —Vicky on June 29, 2018
  • I love all star Quilts!

    —Renée Welton on June 29, 2018
  • I like the big star made of half square triangles.

    —Ann on June 29, 2018
  • Any star block from simple to complex!
    They are a favorite in my quilting.
    My first love is the Log Cabin and all its variations.
    Thanks for the video and book previews. A good reminder as many are in my library!

    —Karen on June 29, 2018
  • i have a special love for the Ohio Star but i love teh method shown to make the Lemoye Star. Much easier and attainable for me

    —Sue on June 29, 2018
  • Love all star blocks, but I have done LeMoyne

    —Geri on June 29, 2018
  • Half-way through my first feathered star block. I have a new favorite!

    —Carolyn Cavanaugh on June 29, 2018
  • I love all star blocks, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Sawtooth star.

    —Ann West on June 29, 2018
  • I love the beauty of the LeMoyne star, it is my new favorite.

    —Stephanie Woodward on June 29, 2018
  • I really like all star patterns.

    —Elizabeth Olson on June 29, 2018
  • I love all kinds of star blocks but LeMoyne Star is my favorite, Hands down. I have made so many and have them in most of my quilts.

    —Kathy Timmons on June 29, 2018
  • I’m partial to both the Ohio and the sawtooth stars. My first Lemoyne was a failure, but I may give it another try.

    —SandyMay on June 29, 2018
  • I have always loved Churn Dash quilts but log cabins are my fave to sew.

    —Rose on June 29, 2018
  • I love all star blocks maybe Hunters Stars a little better then others.

    —Christi on June 29, 2018
  • I am into Amish right now

    —Hilda Hrebs on June 30, 2018
  • That Mocha Stars quilt looks like fun.

    —Alice on June 30, 2018
  • I love it all. Log cabin is my favorite.

    —Linda on June 30, 2018
  • I love star blocks and the Sawtooth would be at the top of the list.

    Sheila on June 30, 2018
  • "Small Wonders" has my focus at the moment. So much talent shared with us from Serena Boffa Soda. What a treat for us!

    —Janey on July 2, 2018
  • Haven’t sewn with triangles yet, so no stars!

    —bookboxer on July 2, 2018
  • Quirky Little Quilts looks like a lot of fun!

    —Linda M on July 2, 2018
  • Love all stars but I have always wanted to do a LeMoyne star. The book looks wonderful

    kathy on July 3, 2018
  • I love star blocks! My favorite ones to piece are Ohio or Variable Star, and Friendship Star. I have plans for a Hunter’s Star quilt and a Feathered Star as well. Maybe even a Lone Star!

    —Linda Towers on July 4, 2018

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