The binding was a quandry; I almost went with white for the first time in my life, but found this polka dot in stash and it seemed to work.
How are your Star Kissed blocks coming? I am getting back to work on my 2″ based blocks this week. I plan on doing a larger quilt out of them, with an additional setting idea for your consideration. Sew On!
When a single block is 28″, it is easy to turn it into a baby quilt, wall hanging or table topper.
BIG BLOCK BABY
Finished size: 36-1/2″ x 36-1/2″
ONE Size Large (based on 2-1/2″ squares) Star Kissed Block. It will measure 28-1/2″. You can find all directions HERE.
64 2-1/2″ scrappy squares
1/4 yard background fabric (NOTE: I matched the background to the star block itself, but it is OK to use a scrappy background as long as it is very similar value. Otherwise, the star won’t shine as bright)
1-1/8 yard backing fabric
binding (NOTE that I matched the star points. Not necessary, but I think is helps the quilt “work.”)
You may already have the 2-1/2″ squares. Cut from your scraps. Use mini charms, or 5″ charms cut into quarters. Leftover jelly roll pieces are good, too. Just get a good pile.
From background fabric you will need:
2 1-1/2″ x 28-1/2″
2 1-1/2″ x 30-1/2″
2 1-1/2″ x 35-1/2″
2 1-1/2″ x 36-1/2″
I thought I took pictures as I built this, but, if I did, I can’t find them. So, this is really more just directions rather than a tutorial.
Attach the 1-1/2″ x 28-1/2″ strips to the sides of the block.
Attach the 1-1/2″ x 30-1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the block.
Sew 2-1/2″ squares together to form strips. You need two strips of 15 squares each and two strips of 17 squares each.
Attach the 15 square strips to the sides of the block.
Attach the 17 square strops to the top and bottom of the block.
Attach the 1-1/2″ x 35-1/2″ strips to the sides of the block.
Attach the 1-1/2″ x 36-1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the block.
Ta-dah! You have a top.
Sandwich backing, batting and top together and quilt. I used a panto called Billowy.
Bind. NOTE: As mentioned above, a binding that matches the star points is a nice frame and ties the quilt together.
BIG BLOCK BABY Gallery
Claire created this beautiful version using soft colors and some wonderful custom quilting.
The Star Kissed tutorial/pattern is written for four different sizes, and I just HAD to make all of them. Tops were finished for three sizes and the fourth is in the works, but it was time to get one truly finished:
This is a single block based on 2-1/2″ squares, with borders added.
Finished at 36″ square. A fun table topper, wall hanging or baby quilt. Or, make four blocks for a bed size quilt (with borders, of course).