Starry Eve

Make a stun­ning star quilt us­ing fab­rics with lots of con­trast.

Quilter's World - - Contents - DE­SIGN BY DENISE RUS­SELL OF PIECED BRAIN QUILTED BY SEW SHABBY QUILT­ING

A quilt for the star lover.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1/2 yard navy blue/white dots* • 5/ 8 yard red-with-white print* • 2/ 3 yard white-with-red print (1 yard for di­rec­tional print)* • 1 yard white solid • 11/ 8 yards white print* • 11/ 8 yards dark blue print (17/ 8 yards for

di­rec­tional print)* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

*Dear Stella fab­ric col­lec­tion from Time­less Trea­sures used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

From navy blue/white dots: • Cut 5 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 72 (21/2") B squares. From red-with-white print: • Cut 6 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 72 (27/ 8") C squares. From white-with-red print: • Cut 3 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 18 (61/2") A squares. Note: For di­rec­tional fab­ric, fussy- cut 18 (61/2") A on-point squares. From white solid: • Cut 2 (153/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 3 (153/ 8") F squares and 2 (77/ 8") G squares. Cut each F square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 12 F tri­an­gles and each G square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 4 G tri­an­gles. Set aside 2 F tri­an­gles for an­other project. From white print: • Cut 6 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 72 (27/ 8") D squares. • Cut 5 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 72 (21/2") E squares. From dark blue print: • Cut 6 (21/2" by fab­ric width) H/I strips. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

Note: For di­rec­tional fab­ric, cut 2 (21/2" x 57") H strips along the length of the fab­ric. Sub­cut the re­main­der of the width into 3 (21/2" by re­main­ing fab­ric width) I strips and 7 (21/4" by re­main­ing fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each D square.

2. Place a D square right sides to­gether with a C square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line as shown in Fig­ure 1. 3. Cut apart on the marked line and press the stitched units open to com­plete two C-D units as shown in Fig­ure 2. 4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of 144 C-D units. 5. Sew a C-D unit to op­po­site sides of a B square to make a side unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 72 side units.

6. To com­plete one Starry Eve block, se­lect one A square and four each E squares and side units.

Starry Eve 10" x 10" Fin­ished Block Make 18

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