Introducing “Patchy Star”

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.

Happy quilting! Don’t forget to share your Patchy Star block or quilt on Instagram using #papatyadesigns and #patchystar!

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