Hi Everyone, I got many requests for the pattern for my 8 Pointed Star Quilt I posted in Saturday Jan 30th, I taught this as a beginner class many years ago in Windsor. It was not a copyrighted pattern at the time, but I cannot locate it, so I have just drawn in up inEQ 7 (Electric Quilt 7) and am providing the layout below.
This quilt is made up simply of squares and 1/2 square triangles including the border! Very easy to make and suitable for a beginner. Give it a try!!
How to make it:
- Finished size: Approx 50" x 50"
- Cut 16 squares of background - 5 1/2" square (set aside as these are to remain solid squares)
- Cut an additional 16 squares 5 7/8" of background
- Cut 9 - 5 7/8" squares of all 8 colours of fabric
1/2 Square Triangles
Make 1/2 Square triangles by placing a 5 7/8" light fabric square with a dark fabric square right sides together, draw a line diagonally through the centre, pin and sew 1/4" out on either side of the line, cut down the centre only.
This tool below makes marking so easy and highly recommended:
Half-square and quarter-square triangle blocks are quick and easy with the Quick Quarter tool. Use the Quick Quarter II for marking multi-stitched triangle-squares. Simply place fabric squares right side together, mark center cut line and 1/4" seam allowances, sew and cut. Have a look at where to get it here
I drew this up in Electric Quilt Today on my Mac, its available for PC's as well, it's wonderful and affordable software for quilt designing! If you think it would help you have a look at it below:
Have a fantastic week :)