I’m posting blocks from Eleanor Burns’ new Quilt-in-a-Day book, Victory Quilts – 1940s Sampler Quilts.  See previously posted blocks in my Quilt Blocks category. 

The second block in the book is Silent Star, an “easy skill level” block.  The pattern is from 1940 and instructions are given for 6″ and 12″ finished blocks.  Suggested supplies include some square-up rulers which I don’t have and I managed fine, but for beginners it would probably be worth the investment to get the Quilt-in-a-Day rulers and follow Eleanor Burns’ very specific directions for this block and other blocks in the book.