I had originally planned to make this block with a solid pink interior but carelessness in reading the directions lead to it being the background color like the original tutorial indicated. In the end I think I’m more pleased with that happy accident than had I made it pink.
I was very careful in cutting the pieces for this block and in making a near perfect scant 1/4″ seam along with careful pressing of the seam allowances after every step. When the final seams matched up and the block ended up at 12.5″ I was so happy with my work.
While I was squaring up the 3.5″ HST blocks I was reminded that I’m probably going to hate myself when I take on one of my big projects next year, a full size quilt made up of only half square triangles. I planned on making them 3.5″ like the ones in this block. At that size I’ll be squaring up at least 810 squares, That might be the project that drives me over the edge! But that’s in the future so let’s come back to the present; you can find the tutorial for the ribbon star block here.
See more information about my solstice star sampler in the intro post or view all my solstice star quilt along posts.