Block Exchange Quilt

This beautiful quilt was brought to me by a friend. She’d acquired the blocks in her guild block exchange. She’s a hand quilter but wanted to get this quilted so she could hang it in her studio.

I decided on a large meander for this one because of the variety of blocks and designs. I didn’t want to over power the various blocks. She loved it.

The back of the quilt shows the large freehand meandering design.


Pattern: Sawtooth Star

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Pattern: Sawtooth Star

Sawtooth Star


Sawtooth StarSize: 12″ Finished
Beginner Level
Sawtooth Star Block
Cutting Instructions:
1-A … 4 squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
1-B … 5 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
1-C … 4 rectangles 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
2-A … 8 squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
2-B … 4 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Step 1. Flying Geese Unit
Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of Piece 2-A red squares. Layer Piece 2-A square and Piece 1-C green rectangle, right sides together. Sew on top of drawn line. Cut away excess fabric 1/4″ from seamline. Press seam allowance. Repeat for other end of rectangle (Diagram I). Make 4.

Flying Geese Assembly
Diagram I

Step 2. Nine-patch unit

Using Diagram II as a guide, sew red (Piece 2-B) and green (Piece 1-B) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares together to make nine-patch unit.

Nine-Patch Unit
Diagram II

Step 3. Block Assembly
Using Diagram III as a guide, sew green 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares (Piece 1-A) to Flying Geese units and nine-patch unit together to make Sawtooth Star Block.

Block Assembly
Diagram III