All over the churches of Rome you can find this star.
This particular example was part of a cross inset in a sarcophagus.
Again, don’t ask me where in Rome this can be found…. I don’t remember!
It is mesmerizing, don’t you agree?
I did spot the same design somewhere else too, but in a different color way. The picture is kind of blurry, but that is what you get when you visit dark crypts and museum’s cellar rooms!
I have tried to turn this star shape into a paper piecing pattern for you. Another FREE one!
It is not exactly the same as the star in the pictures, as that can only be achieved with inset seams or the English Paper Piecing technique. Hey, I don’t have to do want I don’t feel like, right? So…. I did it my way, ha ha!
Here is a drawing of part horizontal part of the cross and the drawing of the blurry picture:
The star can look very different once you change the colors!
Once you start repeating the block you get lovely secondary patterns.
This last one really surprised me: It looks like a rosebush with flowers and buds!
As you have read above, this pattern is FREE!
You can download it from Craftsy here.
I would love to see your versions of this block. Please send me a picture or tag me on Instagram!
I am of to count the stars… sleep tight!