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Old Block Quilt-Along, Part 17: Goshen Star

Andrea from Quiltmanufaktur and author for the German BERNINA blog is your guide for this fantastic quilt-along over the next 12 months. Together, you will sew classic patchwork blocks and combine them into a sampler. The completed quilt will be traditional, yet modern! The next part has been written and we are delighted that you join this quilt project.

Hello again! Today we’ll be looking at the 17th block of the Old Block Quilt-Along, the “Goshen Star”.

As I wrote in the last block post, we now come to all the 6-inch blocks that you could make out in the layout. These blocks are not complicated, so they’re really quick to make!

This block was published by Clara Stone in “Practical Needlework” in about 1906. 

We are sewing the “Goshen Star” patchwork block

The Goshen Star is a 6″ block (6.5″ including the seam allowance). There are pattern templates as well as FPP templates for this block.

Download the patchwork templates

For cutting out, I have created three PDF documents to download:

  • The first is a coloring sheet. This allows you to try out colors and designs for this block to see what they look like.
  • On the second PDF, you will find the foundation paper piecing templates.
  • and on the third you will find the pattern templates.

On the PDF with the FPP templates and the pattern templates, I have put a control square with a side length of 1 inch so that you can check whether your printout of the templates is the right size. It is important to set your print options to “Actual size”.

Here are the downloads:

“Goshen Star” coloring sheet

“Goshen Star” FPP templates

“Goshen Star” pattern templates

Cutting out the pattern pieces

You will need to cut out the following number of pattern pieces:

  • Pattern piece A: 4 x background fabric   4 x patterned fabric
  • Pattern piece B: 1 x patterned fabric
  • FPP templates: patterned fabrics and background fabric (as shown)

Sewing the “Goshen Star” patchwork block

This block is also relatively quick to sew! First, make the four pieces using the FPP technique. The other block pieces are cut out using pattern templates. Once you’ve finished sewing the FPP pieces, sew the HSTs together for the four outer block segments. Then lay everything out.

Sew the three segments for each row together…

…and then sew the three rows together to make the finished block.

It’s a cute little block, don’t you think? 

When you’ve sewn your block, you can take a picture of it and post it here in the Community area, on Instagram or Facebook. If you are posting on social media, please add the hashtag #BERNINAOldBlockSampler. That way, it’s easier to find your work!

New here?

Have you only just discovered the quilt-along? No problem! You can join at any time. Registration is not required, and you can win a BERNINA 570 QE! All the posts will remain permanently available:

In the first post, which was the invitation to participate in the quilt-along, you will find the important initial information about our joint project:

Old Block Quilt-Along – who’s in?

You can find the rest of the blocks from the quilt-along that have already been published here:

Old Block Quilt-Along – overview of all the posts

I’m glad you’re taking part and I hope to see more wonderful pictures of your blocks!

See you soon for the next block,

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