This quilt was designed for two different babies, so we have already made it twice with two really different looks. I don’t have step-by-step pictures, so this is more like a general guide, but I do hope you’ll like the results!
Finished size approximately 39″ x 49″
109 4″ assorted squares of all the beautiful colors
40 4″ squares background (for stars)
20 4-1/2″ squares, cut on the diagonal (for star points)
5 4″ squares (for star centers)
1-1/2 yards WOF for back
1/3 yard WOF for binding (cut at 2-1/4″)
- You will build 5 star blocks using the background and star fabrics listed above. I followed THIS TUTORIAL for the stars themselves. They will seem a little awkward at first, but the result is worth it. NOTE: The tutorial uses 5″ squares, but it works just fine with the changed dimensions.
2. Lay out the quilt in a pattern 11 blocks wide and 14 blocks high. Note the placement of the stars. Now you can see the reason it is called a “K-quilt.” See the constellation? The family name of the baby it was designed for begins with a K. I try to sneak special messages into quilts when I can.
3. Assembly is a little tricky, but if you build chunks you can join them together with no partial seams. Here is one suggestion from my lovely sketched plan for the quilt.
4. Ta-dah! You have a finished top. Now just quilt and bind and it is a completed quilty item. I used a spiral done free-hand on my grandmother’s faithful Pfaff 130. Not fancy, but it gets the job done.
5. Here is a glance at the back. The fabric was printed by Cranston Print Works in 2007. I don’t know the line. But I love it!
Sparkle Jane was commissioned to make a baby quilt and decided to use this pattern, too. What a difference a color scheme makes!
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