## Freedom Star

36″ x 36″

### Fabric Requirements:

Red – 3/4 yard

White – 3/4 yard

Yellow – 1/4 yard

Navy – 1/2 yard

Assorted Blues – 4 fat quarters

Backing – 1 1/8 yards

Binding – 1/3 yard

### Cutting Instructions:

From the red fabric, cut:

(8) 3 1/2″ x 2” rectangles

(8) 6 1/2” x 3 1/2″ rectangles

(8) 5” x 2” rectangles

(4) 6 1/2″ x 2” rectangles

(2) 12 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

(6) 4” x 4” squares

(6) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(28) 2” x 2” squares

From the white fabric, cut:

(12) 3 1/2″ x 2” rectangles

(4) 6 1/2” x 3 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 12 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 4” x 4” squares

(4) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares

(18) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(24) 2” x 2” squares

From the yellow fabric, cut:

(8) 4” x 4” squares

(4) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares

From the navy fabric, cut:

(16) 4” x 4” squares

(24) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

From assorted blue fabrics, cut:

(16) 4” x 4” squares

(12) 2” x 2” squares

### Block Assembly:

**Half Square Triangles**

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 18 white and 6 red 2 1/2″ squares.

Lay the marked squares, right sides together, on navy 2 1/2″ squares. Sew 1/4″ from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make 2 half square triangles (HST).

Trim to 2″.

Make the following HSTs from the 2 1/2″ squares.

- 12 red/navy
- 36 white/navy

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the white, yellow, blue and red 4″ squares.

Lay the marked squares, right sides together, on paired 4″ squares. Sew 1/4″ from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make 2 half square triangles (HST).

Trim to 3 1/2″.

Make the following HSTs from the 4″ squares.

- 4 white/navy
- 16 yellow/navy
- 8 blue/blue
- 8 blue/navy
- 8 red/blue
- 4 red/navy

**Left Corner Star Units**

Using 2″ red and white squares, assemble the Left Corner Star Unit.

Unit measures 5″.

Make 6.

**Right Corner Star Units**

Using 2″ red and white squares, assemble the Left Corner Star Unit.

Unit measures 5″.

Make 6.

**Top & Bottom Rows**

Sew the 2″ x 5″ red rectangles to the red side of the corner star units as shown above (2 left and 2 right stars).

Sew two corner star units together, then add the 2″ x 3 1/2″ red and white rectangles to the top as shown above.

Join the two sections with the 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ red and white rectangles to complete the row.

Make 2 rows.

**Side Units**

Sew a 2″ red square to a 2″ x 3 1/2″ white rectangle. Sew the tops of the corner star units.

Sew a 2″ x 6 1/2″ red rectangle to the side the corner star units.

Sew a 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ red rectangle to a 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ white rectangle. Sew to the star units to create the side unit as shown above.

Make 2.

**Upper & Lower Center Units**

Sew a 3 1/2″ white square to a blue/blue half square triangle. Sew a 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ red rectangle beside this unit as shown above.

Use the following half square triangles to complete the upper center unit. Repeat to make a lower center unit.

- 2 white/navy
- 2 yellow/navy
- 2 blue/navy
- 2 red/blue

Make 2.

**Star Point Units**

Use the following half square triangles and the yellow 3 1/2″ squares to complete the star point unit. Repeat to make a the other star point unit.

- 2 yellow/navy
- 2 blue/navy
- 2 red/blue

Make 2.

**Middle Center Unit**

Use the following half square triangles to complete the star point unit.

- 8 yellow/navy
- 4 blue/blue
- 4 red/navy

Sew the center units together as shown below:

### Quilt Assembly:

Sew the sides to the center unit. Add the top and bottom rows to complete the block.

Layer and quilt as desired.

Bind.

Thinking of using this as center of Quilt of Valor

Where is the print friendly button for this free pattern?

Hi Diana, It’s at the bottom of the article on the left hand side. Thanks, Betsey