|Dolly Madison Star|
It is not a complicated block to make but at 6" finished, there are some very small pieces. I like it so much I decided to make it in spite of the tiny pieces.
Jinny Beyer has templates available on her website here for making a 6" block and directions for making the block here. She has other size templates for this block available also.
I chose to paper piece mine. You can download my pattern here. I tried a couple different ways of paper piecing the block but ended up liking these triangle units the best.
I also paper pieced the center 9 patch block because it was easier than cutting the 1.167" squares or strips needed to make the 2" 9 patch. The corner background blocks are cut at 2 1/2" square. The block goes together in rows like this-
I love this layout suggestion for using the Dolly Madison Star block. It's from the Quilter's Cache and there are directions for making a 12" block here.
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