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Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block

Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block is a wonderful star quilt block. Sarah’s Choice incorporates a lovely pinwheel in the center and can be made in a number of combinations.  Using squares and half square triangles, this fun and easy block comes together in a breeze!  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your pattern and let’s get started with Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block Tutorial!

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block

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Sarah’s choice Quilt Block Supply List

  • Quilt Block Pattern (fill out the form below)
  • Qty (2) Fat Eighths of Contrasting Fabrics (I used Add It Up and Robert Kauffman Kona)
  • Qty (1) Fat Eighth of Background Fabric (I used Add It Up)

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Sarah’s Choice quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Using the cutting measurements in your pattern, cut out your background and contrasting fabrics.  Set your (4) smaller background fabric squares (corners) aside.

With a marking pen, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each larger square piece.  With right sides together, place the following fabric pieces together:

  • (2) Background Fabric with (2) Contrasting Fabric 1
  • (2) Background Fabric with (2) Contrasting Fabric 2
  • (2) Contrasting Fabric 1 with (2) Contrasting Fabric 2

Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew 1/4″ on each side of the marked line of each square set.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 2
Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 3

Cut each sewn set along the marked lines.  Press each set open and square these blocks to the measurements indicated on your pattern.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 4
Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 5

Gather your Background squares (corners) and your sewn half square triangle sets.  Line up your pieces, as indicated in the image below.  Sew these pieces together, row by row, using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Press each row seams opposite of the last row.  This will help you match your points.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 6

Simple and Beautiful!  Once you have your block assembled, you can square this up to 12.5″.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block

The fabric combination possibilities are truly amazing!  Check out these fun Sarah’s choice quilt blocks that I have pinned on my Pinterest Board:

Sarahs Choice example 1Sarah's Choice example 2
Sarah's Choice Example 3Sarah's Choice Example 4

Be sure to show your completed Quilt Block in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

ps – If you can tell me the origin of this quilt block – I would soooooo appreciate it!  I could not find this in my research and love to know the history of quilt blocks!  Comment below!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Daniela Kirk says:

    Call me crazy but, I love half square triangles! The Sarah’s Choice block is such a fun block. You can use color play to make blocks look very different. I am going to add this to my current BOM as an extra block to make it a larger size quilt. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Are the star quilt blocks two inch blocks

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      These are 12″ finished blocks

  3. Do you have the measurements to make this in a
    6 1/2” block? Thanks

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      Hello Renee, I did a quick google search and found that answer in a different blog. My post provides instructions for a 12″ finished block. Happy Quilting!

  4. Alexandria says:

    I love star blocks. Thank you.

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      Glad you are enjoying it! Happy Stitching!

  5. beverly floden says:

    i love this pattern and the colors you used.

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