New Friday Tutorial: The Four Patch Stars Quilt

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Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

There are so many basic quilt blocks that become the building blocks of other new designs.  For example, the half square triangle can be put into thousands of different arrangements to create completely new quilt patterns.  Then add other basic blocks to it and you’ve got so many more new options!  That’s how today’s pattern was born.  Put together some half square triangle blocks and four patch blocks and you get the Four Patch Stars Quilt!  It’s beautiful and super simple to make!

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!


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When I saw this fabric…Nest by Tula Pinkp1220023I fell in love! It is so bright and happy! I love the color! So I bought a few…(three) layer cakes! and started to dream. p1220024The possibilities were endless really…I finally settled on an easy one…Cut one layer cake into hourglass blocks. and the second layer cake into four patch, the third may become the border…we shall see!

The Hourglass blocks are made by cutting each 10″ square across diagonally from corner to corner p2090064p2090065Then you mix up your fabric…(this, for me, is very time consuming:) Then you sew two sides together, p2090068press toward the dark fabric, and then join the two triangles and you’ll have a nice hourglass square…p2090069Now onto the four patch…p2090070Cut each of your squares in half horizontally and vertically…you will then have four 5″ squares. Mix them up and sew them back together! always pressing toward the dark and lining up your seams.

Next I mixed up all my squares and laid them out on the floor…Alternating hourglass and four patch until I was pretty sure I liked it….p2260074It’s really a fabulous (Easy) pattern…I’m still in love! I added a 3″ strip of white for the inner border….p2260075Now I am debating what to do for the outer border…piano key? a scalloped edge? turquoise? lime green? yellow? red? This may take a while!!!