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You'll see below that every star except the first involves a star within a circle, which is one good way to make sure the points are all the same length. To see them as whole-quilt mockups, click on any block.


5-pointed Star

5-pointed Star

The Ladies Art Company published this star block in 1897 as its #18. You could say it's doubly 5-pointed, since the star is made up of 5 patches that meet in the center.


Star in a Square
Star in a Square

The Kansas City Star published this variation of the LAC's 5-pointed star in 1951. A 45 degree seam from the lower left corner to the lower left star point sets the angle of rotation.

20th Century Star
20th Century Star

This pretty star is from Clara Stone's Practical Needlework (1906, #171). The star itself is seamless.

Union Star
Union Star

The Union Star was LAC's block #381(1897) catalog. The star's angle of rotation is set by one star point's aligning with a quarter-block seam.

Star of the West
Star of the West

The LAC's #274, Star of the West, is tilted and set in a circle like the Union Star, but its contrasting inner pentagon makes it unique among the star blocks we've included so far.

Moon Flower
Moon Flower

This pretty block, with subtle heart curves reminiscent of Hearts & Gizzards, could just as easily substitute for a sand dollar in a seashore-themed quilt; it could also just as easily be made as a star within a circle.

Moon Flower appeared in a supplement to the Farm Journal, called Farm Journal Quilt Patterns Old and New, which appeared in about 1941. Our graphic is as close to the original as we could make it.

Diagrams? We got 'em

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