Holiday Stars Quilt and Pattern

Holiday Stars Quilt and Pattern.

When I go on holidays, I can’t help but like to have a quilt or two around that looks happy and inviting and feels like holiday time!

Don’t you think, when going on holidays, if you can see the blue of the sky and the blue of the water at the beach and the golden warm sand, you feel like you are on holidays.?  Then at night, a chance to see the Milky Way with all its starry splendour, and it just makes the holiday feeling complete.  Maybe it’s a reminder of childhood and a feeling of being carefree.  Then  when it’s a bit cool at nights or in the day for that matter, is there anything better than wrapping yourself up in a beautiful quilt and grabbing a book or a few zzzzzzzz.

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So that is my inspiration for making this quilt, twinkling stars, golden sand and a happy teal blue for the sea and the sky.  This is Holiday Stars.

Making these little star blocks for this quilt is great fun.  Can be a nice project for a holiday too.   I teamed it with some happy and bright teal focus fabrics to make this quilt.

Finished block size = 6 1/2″

Finished quilt size = approx 62″ square

Requirements for the Holiday Stars Quilt

Make 29 Irregular Triangle Star Blocks using 25 for the centre panel. Reserve 4 for the second border. See tutorial to make these scrappy star blocks.

Irregular Triangle Foundation Piecing Tutorial

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From 1 metre of teal with small print fabric, cut 24 x 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″  blocks

From 1/2 metre of teal with a small spot fabric, cut 5 x 2 1/2 WOF strips

1.2 meters of focus large print teal fabric for the 2nd border.

6 x 2 1/2″ width of fabric (WOF) strips in gold print fabric for the 3rd border.

7 x 2 1/2″ WOF teal gingham strips for the binding or equivalent in bias strips

Quilt Assembly

Beginning and ending with a star block, lay out the blocks alternating with the teal print blocks in a  7 x 7 configuration.  As per the photo.

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Sew all the blocks together to complete the centre of the quilt .

1st Border

Sew the Teal spot fabric into one continuous strip.  Measure the quilt.  Cut 2 border pieces to match.  Pin well to ensure even distribution of the fabric when Attaching to 2 opposite sides of the quilt. Press. Measure again and cut 2 more strips for the remainder two sides to create the 1st border.

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2nd Border

Cut the large print teal fabric into 6 1/2″ strips  measure the width of the quilt through the centre of the quilt.  Check measure.  Cut four matching strips.  Attach 2 of the strips, to two opposite sides of the quilt.  Pin carefully first to ensure even placement.   Attach the four remainder unused Irregular Star Blocks to to both ends of the two remaining large print teal fabric strips.  Now attach these to the remainder two sides of the quilt.

3rd Border

Take the 6 x 2 1/2″ strips and join together as for the 1st Border and attach to all sides of the quilt.

Press.  Prepare quilt for quilting.

Free Motion Quilting – Part 3

Quilt as desired.  I quilted pomegranates through the centre of the quilt using a gold/yellow thread.

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Trim and bind with the teal gingham fabric.  I cut my binding strips on the bias for this project.

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Get underneath it with a favorite book or magazine.  Even if you are not on holidays…….you can pretend for a little while….

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