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Indian Star Quilt

Quilt Finished Size:  60" x 60"

Block Finished Size:  12"

Printing Options:  Printer-Friendly Web Page or PDF

Fabric Requirements:
Dark:   2-1/4 yards
Medium:   3/4 yard
Light:   1-1/2 yards

Cutting Instructions:

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

Subcut

 Dark

3-7/8" square

64

 Dark

5-1/2" x 40-1/2" strip (for border)

4

 

 Dark

5-1/2" x 8-1/2" strip (for border)

2

 

 Dark

5-1/2" x 18-1/2" strip (for border)

2

 

 Dark

2-1/2" x width of fabric strips (for binding)

7

 

 Medium

3-1/2" square

64

 

 Light

3-1/2" square

64

 

 Light

7-1/4" square

16

Part 1:  Make the Blocks

In Part 1, we will make sixteen Indian Star blocks.  Each will measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2" unfinished.  When the blocks are sewn into the quilt, they will measure 12" x 12".

 

 

 

Step 1:  Sew a Dark 3-7/8" triangle to a short side of a Light 7-1/4" triangle as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the Dark fabric and trim point.  Repeat on the opposite side to finish the unit.  Press the seam allowance toward the Dark fabric and trim point.  Make 64.  (This unit should measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 2:  Arrange two Medium 3-1/2" squares and two Light 3-1/2" squares as shown below.  Sew into rows and press the seam allowances toward the medium fabric.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the four-patch unit.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Make 16.  This unit should measure (6-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 3:  Arrange four Step 1 units, one Step 2 unit, two medium 3-1/2" squares, and two light 3-1/2" squares as shown below.  Sew into rows and press the seam allowances away from the Step 1 units.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowance toward the center row.  Make 16.  Your block will measure 12-1/2" at this point.  It will measure 12" when it is sewn into the quilt.

Step 4:  Using the diagram below as your guide, sew the blocks into four rows with each row having four blocks.  Press the seam allowances to the left for rows 1 and 3 and to the right for rows 2 and 4.  Next, sew the rows together and press the seam allowances in one direction.  Your quilt is now ready for borders!

Part 2 - Borders:

In Part 2, we will piece the borders and sew them to the quilt.

Step 5: Sew a Dark 5-1/2" x 40-1/2" strip and a Dark 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" strip together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Repeat once more for a total of TWO 5-1/2" x 48-1/2" strips.  Next, sew a Dark 5-1/2" x 40-1/2" strip and a Dark 5-1/2" x 18-1/2" together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Repeat once more for a total of TWO 5-1/2" x 58-1/2" strips.

Step 6: Sew the Dark 5-1/2" x 48-1/2" borders to the left and right sides of the quilt as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the borders.  

Step 7: Sew the Dark 5-1/2" x 58-1/2" borders to the top and bottom of the quilt as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the borders.

Your quilt top is officially put together!

To finish the quilt, you will need to layer the quilt top, batting, and backing fabric and baste for the quilting method you prefer.

Bind the quilt with the  Dark 2-1/2" fabric strips that were included in the cutting instructions.

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