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Stars & More Stars Quilt

Project #13286
13286

Give your quilts the star treatment. This stellar project triumphs over time and space with lightning-fast cut shapes and a layout that's completely out of this world!



Notes:

  • The quilt directions will be done in sections to complete and finish the quilt.
  • Finished Size: 48 1/2" x 60 1/2"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Center Star - 18 1/2" Unfinished:

Item Number(s) Design Name Cutting Instructions
657264 Square, 6" Finished (6 1/2" Unfinished) Cut (4) background
Cut (1) red
637171 Triangles, 3 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W Unfinished Cut (8) blue
Cut (4) gold
Cut (4) background
657633 or 656687 Strips, 2" Wide Cut (1) blue-WOF
  1. Assemble the 2 blue, 1 gold and 1 background as shown. Press seams open. Repeat to make 4. See Diagram 1.
  2. Sew the star points created in step 1 together, as shown with the squares to create the star. See Diagram 2.
  3. Cut the 2" strip into 2 2" x 18 1/2" pieces. Sew to the top and bottom of the star. See Diagram 3.

Friendship Star - 6 1/2" Unfinished:

Item Number(s) Design Name Cutting Instructions
656685 or 657611 Half-Square Triangles, 2 1/2" Finished Square Cut (40) background
Cut (24) blue
Cut (16) red
656682 or 656674 Squares, 2" Finished (2 1/2" Unfinished) Cut (40) background
Cut (6) blue
Cut (4) red
  1. Sew the red half-square triangles to the background half-square triangles. There will be 16 red half-square triangle squares.
  2. Sew the blue half-square triangles to the background half-square triangles. There will be 24 blue half-square triangle squares.
  3. Sew 4 blue star points with 1 blue square and 4 background squares to make a friendship star. Repeat to make a total of 6 stars. Put 4 of these stars aside to use as the center of the outside corner stars.
  4. Sew 4 red star points with 1 red square and 4 background squares to make a friendship star. Repeat to make a total of 4 stars. See Diagram 4.
  5. Use the photo of the quilt to arrange 3 friendships stars in a row for the top of the center star. Add to the top of the center star.
  6. Use the photo of the quilt to arrange 3 friendships stars in a row for the bottom of the center star. Add to the bottom of the center star.

Borders for Around the Quilt Center:

Item Number(s) Design Name Cutting Instructions
657633 or 656687 Strips, 2" Wide Cut (1) blue-WOF
656680 Strips, 1 1/2" Wide Cut (2) red-WOF
Cut (2) blue-WOF
Cut (2) background-WOF
  1. Cut the 2" strip into two 2" x 18 1/2" pieces. Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt center.
  2. Cut each of the 1 1/2" wide strips into 1 1/2" x 36 1/2".
  3. Sew 1 red, white and blue together lengthwise. Press seams to one side. Repeat.
  4. Sew 1 pieced strip to each side of the quilt center. The red strip will be toward the center star.

Corner Stars - 12 1/2" Unfinished:

Item Number(s) Design Name Cutting Instructions
656686 or 657612 Half-Square Triangles, 3 1/2" Finished Square Cut (32) gold
656683 or 657608 Squares, 3" Finished (3 1/2" Unfinished) Cut (16) background
657171 Triangles, 3 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W Unfinished Cut (16) background
The 4 blue friendship
stars made previously.
  1. Sew 1 gold triangle to 2 sides of a 3" x 6" background triangle. Repeat 15 times.
  2. Use the diagram below to sew 4 of the rectangles made in step 1 with 4 background squares, and a friendship star to make a corner star. Repeat 3 more times. See Diagram 5.

Remainder of Stars - 12 1/2" Unfinished:

Item Number(s) Design Name Cutting Instructions
657166 Triangles, 2 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W Unfinished Cut (40) background
Cut (60) red
Cut (60) blue
657609 Square, 4" Finished (4 1/2" Unfinished) Cut (40) background
Cut (5) red
Cut (5) blue
  1. Assemble the 2 blue, 1 red and 1 background as shown. Press seams open. Repeat to make 4. See Diagram 6.Sew the star points created in step 1 together, as shown with the squares to create the star. Make a total of 5 blue stars. See Diagram 7.
  2. Assemble the 2 red, 1 blue and 1 background as shown. Press seams open. Repeat to make 4. See Diagram 8.Sew the star points created in step 1 together, as shown with the squares to create the star. Make a total of 5 red stars. See Diagram 9.
  3. Using the quilt photo as a guide, first sew 3 stars to each side of the center.
  4. Again using the photo as a guide, sew the stars to the top and bottom of the quilt starting and ending each row with a gold corner star.

Finishing:

Yardage Fabric Cutting Instructions
1/2 yd Blue Cut (6) 2" Strips x WOF for binding
3 yd Backing fabric Cut (2) 1 1/2 yd pieces
53" x 65" Batting
  1. Sew the two 1 1/2 yd pieces together along the selvedge edge to make the backing.
  2. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
  3. Sew the 2" blue binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold the binding in half, lengthwise, with wrong sides together and press.
  4. Sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.

  • Diagram 1

  • Diagram 2

  • Diagram 3

  • Diagram 4

  • Diagram 5

  • Diagram 6

  • Diagram 7

  • Diagram 8

  • Diagram 9

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