If you’re following Papatya Designs on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve seen the series of black-and-white blocks I’ve shared recently. I call this block Patchy Star since the center of it is made up of patches. This is a beginner-friendly block that is quite addicting to be honest! Once you’ve made one, you’ll want to make more! 🙂
Patchy Star finishes at 10 inches square, so it’s a decent sized block. The smallest piece of fabric you’ll work with is a 1.5 inches square. I didn’t have any problems working with that size of fabric, but if you’re a beginner, you may want to starch your fabric before you cut to ensure that the patches in the center don’t get wonky.
The samples I’ve made feature high-contrast prints and tone-on-tone blenders, but I think this block would be equally lovely in solids. Alternatively, you can make a scrappy version. Here’s one example:
This block would look great in a sampler quilt, and it would be stunning repeated for several rows in a quilt. I’ve created a couple of images below to provide you with some inspiration! 🙂
I’m providing the pattern for Patchy Star free of charge. You can access the free Patchy Star block pattern by clicking here.