- A year or so ago a very good friend mailed me a couple 3” friendship blocks each week. They were such a nice thing to look forward to when I was dealing with treatments for a health issue. It was so nice to get the special envelopes with the blocks as they really gave me a boost. They are cute little things aren’t they?It took me a year to come up with an idea on how to put them into a quilt. I know, that is maybe a way of saying I am just slow, but I really did want the right design to show off the blocks. I will reveal the design later on another blog post but first I will show you what I did to the blocks. I decided to reduce the yellow a bit on each of the brightly colored Friendship Star blocks. I added the triangles of the light blue fabric with the tiny bright stars to each of the corners and did it the easy way by starting with squares.