Connected Stars – Tutorial

With all this cold weather, it’s nice to be inside and working on a quilt pattern. Today’s tutorial is for the Connected Stars Quilt that would be a great one to make for a QOV. And you will see that it can be made with pieced or appliqued stars. I have used Ebony’s EDeN™ cutting system. There are instructions at the bottom of the table to help you understand it as well as complete cutting instructions and die numbers in the table too.

Found an error from the table yesterday, so have corrected it on that image and also in the table today. The error was in Unit B which should be a rectangle cut 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Somehow, in the stream of things, I wrote 8 instead of 6.

Hope you enjoy!

 

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CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS

Unit #

# Units Needed

Unit*

Accuquilt GO! Die

Cutting Instruction

Notes

A

28

SQ-4

55054

or

Cut 3 each 4 ½” x WOF using the 4 ½” strip cutter, then rotate 90 degrees and subcut into 4 ½” squares

55060

or

Cut strips 10” x WOF for use with the GO! Square 4 ½” Multiples

55018

Cut strips 5” x WOF for use with the GO! Value Die

B

24

REC-6×3

55032

Cut 2 each 6 ½” x WOF using a rotary cutter, then fanfold across the 3 ½” strip cutter

C

24

REC-12×3

55032

Cut 2 each 12 ½” x WOF using a rotary cutter, then fanfold across the 3 ½” strip cutter

D

32

SQ-4

55054

or

Cut 4 each 4 ½” x WOF using the 4 1/2” strip cutter (55054), then rotate 90 degrees and subcut into 4 ½” squares

55060

or

Cut strips 10” x WOF for use with the GO! Square 4 ½” Multiples

55018

Cut strips 5” x WOF for use with the GO! Value Die

E

10

REC-12×4

55054

Cut 2 each 12 ½” x WOF using a rotary cutter, then fanfold across the 4 ½” strip cutter. Save leftover fabric from the second strip to cut the last F piece below.

F

10

REC-8×4

55054

Cut 1 each 8 ½” x WOF using a rotary cutter, then fanfold across the 4 ½” strip cutter (55054). Use the leftover fabric from the E cuts to make the last piece in this set.

Border

290 inches

3” finished

55032

To cut border on lengthwise grain: Cut 30 inches across the width of fabric. Fanfold this across the 3 ½”  strip cutter and make 10-11 strips.To cut border on crosswise grain: Cut 30 inches across the width of fabric. Cut 8 strips across the width of fabric.Piece these strips together on the diagonal to make one continuous border strip.

Binding

290 inches

1 ½”cut

55014 or 55017

To cut binding on crosswise grain: Cut 22 inches across the width of fabric. Cut 8 strips across the width of fabric.

*using the EDeN™ Cutting Nomenclature

SQ = square

REC = rectangle

all measurements are given in finished sizes so ½” should be added for ¼” seam allowances on each side.

 

 

 

Block and Quilt Construction

You will need 12 pieced or appliquéd 6 ½” blocks (finished size will be 6”.    
Step 1: Stitch unit B to either side of your pieced blocks.  
Step 2: Stitch unit C to the top and bottom of your pieced blocks. You will have 12 completed blocks.  
Step 3: Piece 16 sashing strips
Step 4: Piece sashing rows
Step 5: Piece blocks and sashing rows together.
Step 6: Sew block rows and sashing rows together to complete quilt top.
Step 7: Borders Lay completed quilt top (minus borders) out flat and measure from top to bottom through the center of the quilt. Use this measurement length to cut the two side borders for the quilt. Laying the quilt out flat, pin the borders to the side edges, easing in any fullness as needed. Stitch the borders to the sides of the quilt with a ¼” seam. Press seams in the direction of the border.Lay quilt top with the side borders out flat and measure from side to side through the center of the quilt. Use this measurement length to cut the top and bottom borders for the quilt. Laying the quilt out flat, pin the borders to the top and bottom edges, easing in fullness as needed. Stitch the borders to the top and bottom edges of the quilt with a ¼” seam. Press the seams in the direction of the border.
Step 8: Quilt as desired
Step 9: Bind.

 
 

2 Replies to “Connected Stars – Tutorial”

  1. Marjorie, I have a PES format embroidery machine and would like to have your stars for a QOV please. I like the pattern posted today. Thanks.

  2. I made this pattern for a Quilt of Valor and used a scrappy flag block in place of the star blocks. I love how the quilt looks. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

    Just a note: thirty-one squares are needed for Unit A, not twenty-eight.

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