This is what you need
- 4 squares 6" dark fabric (sky, woods)
- 1 square 1" red fabric
- 8 strips 1x9" light fabric (straw)
Trim the 6" squares to 53/4".
Sew the long strips in place and the block is ready. The finished block measures 11½".
But, in fact this is not a star block, this is a himmeli block. Himmeli is a traditional Finnish Christmas decorations, made of straw. I'm have to try again!
This is what you need for a straw star
The strips diagonally in the middle of the 6" blocks have to be made of two fabrics: light (6") + dark (3").
This is a straw star, a Finnish Christmas decoration, too. Light straw on dark sky or woods. The little red square is the yarn that ties the straws together.