Missouri Star Quilt Block

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Skill level: Intermediate

While the Missouri Star Quilt Block has been around for a long time, Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt company should get credit for putting the block on every quilter's radar. The Missouri Star Quilt Block is the 3rd most visited block in the Scissortail Quilting Quilt Block Library.

The Missouri Star Quilt Block is an unequal 9-patch construction that is built around a 4x4 grid. So technically, it is both a 4-patch and a 9-patch. To make this block you will need to know how to make square-in-a-square units and quarter-square triangle units. An interesting design feature of this block is that the QST units are used as triangle on the flying geese units, and create a secondary X or Plus design. (Note the reddish coloring in the Missouri Star Quilt Block illustration above.) This secondary design becomes more evident in the quilt layout shown below.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt layout using the Missouri Star Quilt Block

Block Construction

Image of Missouri Star Quilt Block
Missouri Star Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Missouri Star Quilt Block